You have heard the terms “BFF” and “Bromance”. They refer to special relations of admiration and friendship. One you may not have heard is a Bizerm™ that accurately describes relationships in the professional world where one leader or aspiring leader has a special admiration for the leadership style, ability, or intellect of another leader.

Unlike BFFs and Bromances, which are within a single gender, Promances can be within or across gender. An important element of a Promance, therefore, is that the leadership is so strong improprieties do not enter into the relationship.