Successful people manage to graft their intellectual gifts on their personal strengths in such a way that their ability to connect with others is what takes them to the top. ~Ivanka Trump
One of the women I most admire in business is Ivanka Trump. Despite certain beliefs about her family’s help in her rise to success, a closer study will reveal her to be an extremely intelligent and self-motivated individual with a strong business acumen. In her book, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, she shares extraordinary insight regarding how to rise to the top in any field.
In the above quote she references a proven key to success, that is your ability to build relationships. The more you effectively utilize your own strengths to listen to and connect with potential clients, staff, managers, etc., the more success you will experience. This is true for everything from landing the perfect job or motivating a team to closing a deal. This one piece of advice from the lady of the Trump dynasty is what separates the good from the great.