Skill Building For Professional And Personal Relationships
There’s no getting around it—we are social creatures! Our success in life, both professionally and personally, greatly depends on our ability to get along and communicate with PEOPLE. If you are in a leadership position in your firm, community, or family, you will also need to know how to motivate and inspire others to do their best and give their all. We don’t go to relationship school, or take relationship or communication classes as part of our high school or college curriculum, so where do we learn what we need to know to be able to get along with people professionally and personally? How do we decide how to ‘be’ and talk with others and, more importantly, how do we know how to best respond to and address difficult and complicated situations (or difficult and complicated people)?
We all could benefit from enhancing or expanding our relationship skills and from improving our relationships. It can be especially helpful to talk through, deconstruct, and explore difficult relationships and situations in your professional life at work, your social life in your community, or your personal life at home. What could be better than having a practical and effective plan and tools you can use to work through difficult situations and relate more effectively?
It can also be helpful to learn about how YOU are perceived in relationship to others—to get practical feedback you can use to adjust how you are relating and tweak how you are communicating with the important people in your life. If you’d like to learn about how you might achieve greater success and satisfaction in your relationships, consider Professional or Personal Relationship Coaching.
Could your marriage use a check up? Are there steps you and your spouse can take, right now, to open up communications, strengthen your relationship and build a happier home? What resources will you need along the way to continue to improve your marital relationship? Is there an issue or obstacle that is blocking the two of you from deepening your bond and enjoying your connection? Talking helps!
Betsy Ross, LICSW