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Relationship Building

Knowledge Building:

A relationship is the way two or more people are connected, or the way they behave toward each other. – Source: Cambridge Dictionary

Today, let’s explore three essential strategies to help leaders facilitate effective relationship building in both their personal and professional lives.

Strategy #1: Generate Meaningful Opportunities

Integrate conversation starters into meetings or team-building activities to encourage open dialogue and connection. Consider hosting events like potlucks, lunch and learns, or happy hours to foster informal interactions and build rapport. Embrace networking opportunities and volunteer initiatives to connect with others in your community and industry. Establish buddy programs or mentoring opportunities to support relationship building among team members.

Strategy #2: Prioritize Quality Time

Focus on spending quality time with others to strengthen connections and understanding. Emphasize meaningful interactions that go beyond mere proximity. Whether in personal or professional settings, prioritize depth of engagement to enhance trust, emotional connection, and shared experiences. Leverage the 15% rule that you learned in Revitalize!

Strategy #3: Cultivate Diverse Networks

Actively cultivate diverse networks and relationships to access a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and support. By building authentic connections with individuals from various backgrounds and perspectives, leaders can enhance decision-making, problem-solving, and overall effectiveness. Embrace the opportunity to learn from others and broaden your professional community.

By implementing these strategies, leaders can foster authentic relationships that positively impact their reputation, individual team members, and influence within their professional community. Remember, effective relationship building is key to creating a supportive and thriving environment both personally and professionally.


Create a meaningful opportunity for your team to come together at least once a month. Use this tool and identify 3-5 options which you’ll plan to apply.


Rate your current ability to build relationships 1-5 (5 highest).


Leverage this tool to prepare an icebreaker discussion topic for an upcoming team meeting.