…nked Karen for her help and told her to ask if she ever needed any. She gave me a wink and a smile. We never became friends, but we always worked very well together and formed a great partnership. Where she left off, I picked up and vice versa.
This is so important. We can't be friends with everyone, but I do believe it is possible to work well with anyone. It's a big part of being professional. It used to annoy me so much when I worked in big companies and members of the senior management team couldn't work out how to work with each other - all of us further down the chain paid for it.