The truth is, all relationships take work, even the great ones that seem effortless.
Working on a relationship takes time, effort, and know-how. The know-how is emotional intelligence. If we want relationships that have staying power and continue to grow over time, we need to learn and use relationship management skills.
No one is an island; relationships are essential to life. Since we are half of the equation, we can use these things to help us in having successful relationships.
In the coming weeks, we will take a closer look at each of these as nuggets.
Relationship Management Strategies:
— Be Open and Be Curious
— Enhance Your Natural Communication Style
— Avoid Giving Mixed Signals
— Remember the Little Things
— Take Feedback Well
— Build Trust
— Have an Open-Door Policy
— Only Get Mad on Purpose
— Don’t Avoid the Inevitable
— Acknowledge the Other Person’s Feelings
— Complement the Person’s Emotions or Situation
— When You Care, Show It
— Explain Your Decisions, Don’t Just Make Them
— Make Your Feedback Direct and Constructive
— Align Your Intention with Your Impact
— Offer a “Fix – It” Statement During a Broken Conversation
— Tackle a Tough Conversation
Be Open and Be Curious
Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, “Emotional Intelligence 2.0”