Building Relationships (with Finesse & Conflict Resolution) – Part 2

Last month we reviewed Reading People and Developing Rapport. This month we will review Finesse and Conflict Resolution in regards to Relationship Building. Fundamentals of Finesse Basically using finesse in handling relationships means using subtle skill, tact or diplomacy when handling a situation. This doesn’t mean you need to use fancy, flowery phrases or lengthy 10-letter words.…

Smile and Try to Think a Negative Thought

Have you ever tried to smile and think a negative thought? Usually the result is that one of the feelings will win out. You will either feel better because you smiled or you will eventually feel bad and frown, this is an important fact in human psychology. Humans cannot really hold attention on more than…

Building Relationships – Part 1

Over the next three weeks I’m going to address Relationship Building. This week’s focus is on Reading others and Building Rapport. While the majority of people can learn the nuts and bolts of relationship building, focusing on some basic techniques that can be learned is a must. The main ones, in no particular order, are: Read:…

Self-Insight and Professional Growth

When it comes to trying to find the answers inside yourself, you have to dig deep into your soul and your mind to find the right answers you are looking for. It is a long process and no one will tell you that it is easy, yet you can accomplish much by putting forth effort.…

Can You Embrace Mindfulness?

There is a lot of talk about mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.…