Don’t eye up the models, talk to the people

Great advice for newly graduated MBAs on the importance of people over business from

Look for life in the “white spaces.” As diligent students of business, you have been exposed to hundreds of graphic models that illustrate the flow of information from one process to another. What you don’t see in those models are the people to people connections that make those business processses work. Those connections occur in the “white spaces,” the undefined areas between the interconnected arrows and boxes. How well you manage those connections with colleagues and bosses will determine how high you climb, either in someone else’s company or your own!