Whatever you do to make a living, you’re in the relationship business. Your success in any organization (including a family) is the total of the interactions you have every day – in person, over the phone, by e-mail, by letter, or other social media systems.
Most of us manage relationships by default. When a problem arises, we react when we see an e-mail, letter, text, or message media. You might say that we have an urgent addiction – we only take care of our relationships when the blinking red light draws our attention to an emergency.
There are certain key people (think about it) with whom we must engage successfully. We cannot afford to overlook these relationships. We can only achieve our goals in collaboration with others, whether at work or home.
We must understand our outcomes for each key relationship and plan to achieve those outcomes over time. This includes managing relationships with people who are our enemies, as well as our allies!
Relationships – a key ingredient for lasting success – the foundation upon which great things are accomplished and built.
Quote of the week: “Relationships are worth fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting.” Unknown
Word of the week: Interaction – reciprocal action, effect, or influence.
Ask yourself: How many true relationships do you have in your life?
Speaking With a Purpose: “I help you bridge the gap between … Where you are versus where you want to be.” My ultimate goal – help you become a better you!
Until next time,