Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category
People generally want to develop their leadership qualities and build positive, productive relationships. Often they are looking for action oriented techniques to enhance and expand their skills. The ACS© model was created to help people achieve success in their business and personal life. Each of the three components in this model is relevant to helping you become the best that you can be.
Awareness consists of self awareness and an awareness of others. People often talk about becoming self-aware. This is critical in achieving your goals and connecting with others.
There are three aspects of self-awareness. Read the rest of this entry »
Building positive connections with people in your business and personal world is the key to attaining success. Interpersonal relationships help you develop and expand your goals. It is positive relationships that help to support you and move you forward or negative relationships which could interfere with what you want. So let’s examine three key qualities for developing positive relationships.
First you need to be willing to really listen to people and accept what they are saying. Ask questions as a means of demonstrating your curiosity and interest. When your questions follow what the other person is saying it conveys the fact that you are paying attention. That does not mean that you necessarily agree but the beginning step is to listen and learn. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a phrase “no man is an island.” Quite true, isn’t? In order to live a full and complete life, you need to be able to interact with others. That doesn’t mean you always need to be with people. In fact you might be one of those individuals who requires some alone time in order to replenish your resources. There is no hard and fast rule about how much time you need to spend with people, but to really thrive in life it is important to create great connections with others. Whether it is family, friends or business relationships you want to interact in positive ways.
Here are 5 Winning Habits for Developing Positive Relationships. Read the rest of this entry »
Communication is defined as the art and technique of using words effectively to impart information and ideas. There are two aspects of communication – speaking and listening. In this article we will be discussing listening. One of the most challenging tasks of being an effective communicator is being a good listener. This in fact is not an easy skill to develop. Listening requires you to be fully tuned in and focused on what someone else is saying. This may sound easy in principle but the fact is there are many ways to be distracted.
Over the last few years cell phones and blackberries have become part of everyday life. Have you noticed that people in restaurants and coffee shops often are not engaging in conversation with their companion, but rather are texting or on their phones? The art of fully listening seems to have diminished. Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s work world many generations are employed at the same company. There are often biases and assumptions people have which can create overwhelming conflict that ultimately damages working relationships. “Most intergenerational conflict shares a common point of origin: the issue of clout – who has it- who wants it.” People need to work together and utilize everyone’s strengths in order to produce the best product or service. Read the rest of this entry »