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Celebrating Success: The Art of Winning Together

This month we have been focusing on celebrating success in your network, so this blog is dedicated to just that.

As it happens, May is a celebration month for me personally too, as both my partner and sons had birthdays recently. The celebrations for both were fun, with a curry night and gaming party, and the latter was ‘epic’ according to my now 9-year-old son and his friends!

These personal celebrations got me thinking about the importance of celebrating successes, not just in our personal lives but in our professional environments as well.


Whatever field you belong to, the ability to understand, manage, and navigate relationships effectively is a critical skill for both personal and professional success. And a key aspect of relational intelligence is the celebration of success. Recognising and celebrating achievements fosters a positive and supportive environment, strengthening bonds and boosting morale. After all, it is human nature to want appreciation and recognition.

Recognition influences our performance as students, workers, leaders, or community members. When we are recognised, we feel valued and strive to work harder and give our best. However, remember that it is important that celebrations be individualised depending on who and what we are celebrating, reflecting the true value of relational intelligence.

Here at Relatus, we introduced the concept of "Netships," a blend of networking and relationships. Unlike traditional networking, which often focuses on superficial connections, Netships emphasise the depth and quality of relationships. These meaningful connections are built on trust, mutual respect, and a genuine understanding of one another's goals and aspirations. As we aptly put it, "Netships are not just about who you know, but how well you know them and how well they know you." When we give value to our networks by knowing them better, we can strategically position our value to them as well.

To celebrate success effectively, consider these approaches:

  1. Personalised Acknowledgment: Tailor your recognition to the individual. A handwritten note or a personal shout-out during a meeting can go a long way.

  2. Public Celebrations: Host events or meetings where achievements are publicly recognized. This not only boosts the individual's morale but also inspires others.

  3. Meaningful Rewards: Offer rewards that resonate with the recipient. This could be anything from a day off to a professional development opportunity.

  4. Shared Celebrations: Encourage team celebrations where collective achievements are recognised. This fosters a sense of unity and shared purpose.

While celebrating success, it is crucial to remain grounded. Success should be a stepping stone, not a final destination. Here are some thoughts on maintaining balance:

  1. Stay Humble: Acknowledge that success is often a collective effort. Appreciate the contributions of those around you.

  2. Reflect and Learn: Use successes as opportunities to reflect on what worked well and how to replicate it in the future.

  3. Set New Goals: Celebrate achievements, but also set new, challenging goals to continue progressing.

  4. Express Gratitude: Regularly thank those who support you. Gratitude helps maintain a positive outlook and strengthens relationships.

In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, the value of relational intelligence cannot be overstated. By celebrating successes thoughtfully and maintaining humility, we can build stronger, more supportive networks.

We offer a variety of specialised and curated programs to help you develop your relational capabilities. Take a look via the link below.

Happy relationships,


Julia Palmer a respected Relational Strategist and Chief Executive of Relatus, helping you develop your relational capabilities to give you the human advantage.



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