The Latest Executive Dustups Prove Relationships, Not Skills, Determine Success

Jill Abramson listens during a panel discussion at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Aug. 26, 2012 Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The media firestorm over Jill Ambramson’s firing from the New York Times mostly ignores a simple but crucial lesson for people at any organizational level: Critical relationships have to work.

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