Want to Build More Trust? Start Doing This

Positive conversations work better than negative ones when you are trying to develop trust and influence others. In the work setting, they can inspire others to take action, drive business results, and complete tasks. In your personal life, they help create respect and get cooperation.  Also, when you are able to project your positive intentions, others are more likely […]

Leaders: How To Be Highly Valued

As a leader, it is important to be highly valued. While there are many leadership attributes that add to a leader's value, one of the most critical though is to have the ability to create  harmony in the workplace and get the feedback you need to be effective. Doing this focuses you and your employees on being […]

Do This to Decrease Tension In Your Relationships

With holidays quickly approaching you may find yourself in more situations where there is tension. It might be with a co-worker, friend, or family member. When this happens, you need to know there are some beginning steps you can take to work through the tension without damaging your relationship. Positive Psychology research indicates promising results […]

How Many Characteristics of Positive Communication Do You Have?

Summer often gives us more opportunities to socialize and have more contact with friends and family. This means we will be communicating a lot in both work and volunteer environments, and also social situations. With all of these opportunities, it seems this is a good time to review what the characteristics of positive communication are. […]

Sharpen Your Listening Skills to Improve Your Relationships

Do you have a relationship you want to improve? Begin by sharpening your listening skills. Listening is an often over looked communication skill in building relationships whether they are personal or work related. Lately, I have been getting more questons about how to be a good listner. I'm glad people are realizing the value in […]

Do You Know What to Listen For in Positive Communication?

Emotions are contagious and infect your language. When this happens communication can become more negative or more positive. Negative language has a profoundly negative impact on your ability to enjoy your life and to take the actions you need to take. Negative language reflects a negative mindset which closes you down. It decreases your energy […]