Idiom of the Day
jockey for position
to try to push one's way into an advantageous position
Several of the salesmen began to jockey for position when they learned that the director of sales was leaving.
Tips to successful Relationship
Focus on giving
Similarly, many people want to build relationships so that they can have someone to help them out when they need it. Try to have a less Machiavellian attitude. Always think about how you can help people in your network. Theyre far more likely to return a favor than they are to go out of their way for you, especially early in your relationship.