By Joe Abraham (USA)

One of my favourite sayings [author unknown] goes as follows.

“The best thing about business is people. The worst thing about business is people.”

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement. Relationships can be the most energizing (and) draining areas in life and business. From family and business associates – to friends and foes – relationships surround us.

We spend billions of dollars a year finding, building and fixing relationships. I could buy a small island for the amount of money I’ve invested or lost in the cause. But in late 2008, I got to have my A-Ha moment while building companies with a group of entrepreneurs. I kept finding that when it came to business and getting results – one size was not fitting all. What started off as some notes on a paper napkin led to the study of over 1,000 entrepreneurs.

Source: iCN Issue 7 (Relationahip Coaching); pages 34-36

About Joe Abraham

A professional entrepreneur with multiple exits under his belt, Joe is now founder of BOSI Global – operating partner to privately held companies.  Winner of numerous awards for his impact on global entrepreneurship, Joe is author of Entrepreneurial DNA (McGraw Hill 2011) – recently selected by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 14 books every entrepreneur must read in 2014. In 2008, he developed the BOSI methodology – now used around the globe as the gold standard behavioural assessment for business owners and their teams. He has been featured on Fox News, CNN, ABC, CBS and the Wall Street Journal as subject matter expert in small business, entrepreneurship and free enterprise.