High achievers are sometimes viewed as self-centered, but the Automotive News Rising Stars show the value of relationships in personal growth and business success.
Several cited mentors and people who believed in them — even when they didn't fully believe in themselves yet. And some have now become the mentors.
Some shared stories of rallying as a team to achieve a mission. Or of quality family time that cultivates perspective.
Some Rising Stars have jobs that are all about other people: human resource pros and leaders whose function is to direct and inspire.