Relationships are delicate like flowers.

With some people a good relationship comes easily, with others you have to work at it.

Sometimes it can take years to build trust, and it can be undone in a moment by a careless act.

There’s a reason why a business is called a “company”.  It is a group of people keeping each other company with a shared purpose.  Within that group is a complex set of relationships.  Outside there are more relationships with customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees’ families and communities.

Care for your business relationships just like you do for your friends and family.

Don’t burn bridges.  Always leave every relationship with the expectation that you might meet again.