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The Secret to Lasting Relationships

What really makes relationships work? I have written before about the 4 behaviors that sabotage relationships that came out of Gottman’s research in his “Love Lab”: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling. Based on observing interactions between couples and identifying these key behaviors, he was able to predict with over 90% accuracy whether a couple would […]

The 4th Habit of Highly Effective People: Think Win/Win (Part II)

Last week, we talked about Stephen Covey’s secret to avoiding adversarial relationships and practicing effective interpersonal leadership: The habit to “Think Win/Win.” See: The 4th Habit of Highly Effective People: Think Win/Win (Part I) We discussed the first foundational piece that needs to be in place in order to be able to truly think win/win, […]

The 4th Habit of Highly Effective People: Think Win/Win (Part I)

How much interpersonal conflict have you witnessed or been part of over the last week? How about over the last month? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way we could interact with everyone in ways where we seek to benefit everyone and cooperate naturally? Disagreements and conflicts can occur anywhere – in companies, […]

Allow Those That You Care For To Be What They Choose For Themselves

“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.” ~Wayne Dyer How often do we just do the opposite and wish: If s/he was only more….spontaneous, creative, thoughtful, etc.  or If s/he was only less…messy, anxious, picky […]

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