Relationships are not just the romantic kind. And, every relationship is only as good as the people within it. Relationships between people are the main determining factor in the overall quality of their commonly shared reality.
The importance of quality business relationships cuts across all barriers, real or perceived. In fact, the better the quality of the relationship, the fewer barriers there are with which to contend.
When it comes to meaningful professional relationships, many of us are in constant search of more fulfilling and rewarding connections. For organizational leaders, at all levels, the ability to forge and inspire deep connections with employees, colleagues and clients is a critical element to business success. It is also a key skill required to foster a vibrant business culture, attract and retain key human resources and to attain overall business success.
The following principles will help to guide you to understand the expectations of others and serve as a guide for you to foster stronger relationships. CLICK HERE to download your list today to keep as a handy ongoing reminder.
9 Relationship Principles (John Maxwell)
- People are insecure, so give them Confidence.
- People want to feel special, so Compliment
- People want a bright future, so give them Hope.
- People need to be understood, so Listen to them.
- People lack direction, so Walk with them.
- People are selfish, so speak to their Needs
- People get discouraged, so Encourage
- People want success, so help them Win.
- People follow leadership, so be an Example.
Dorothy Patrick is the founder and CEO of SPARX International, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve culture, communications and employee engagement; specializing in mid-sized growing companies and merger and acquisition integration. Dorothy’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in her legacy as a corporate executive for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, UBS Financial and IFCO International.
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