What is the current state of your road?
As our communication options change going from face to face, to email, texts and social media it is having an impact on our relationships. It is difficult to build a meaningful relationship in 140 characters. I was reading an article by By Mike Myatt, Leadership, Influence & Relationships. How many of you would be surprised and disappointed to find out that he points out in his article that "our contacts do not count as relationships"? "The best relationships are not built on the backs of others, but rather they are built by helping others succeed."" It's a great read, I hope you'll check it out.
In the coming year I challenge you to look at your relationships at work and at home and ask yourself what would you like to have more of?
Some people find it helpful to create a theme around on what they want to accomplish for the year, it is a way to maintain your focus. Visuals are very powerful, you might even create a vision board to inspire and motivate you and place it in a predominate spot in your home where you'd see it everyday.
Before I leave you to your thoughts, if you were to scale your level of desire (from 1-10) to take your relationships (both personal and your contact list) to a meaningful level (1 being no desire, and 10 is I want that for my life and leadership) where would you say you are right now?____ Where would you like to be by the end of this next year?(scale 1-10) ____ What is one step that would begin to move you up the scale in developing more meaningful relationships?
I'd love to hear how you tweak your day to allow for opportunities to connect with people in new ways.
Here is to lots of positive new connections!
Karen Wise, Leadership Coach
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Hi I'm Karen, a certified life and ADHD coach. I partner with creative, energetic professionals to develop strategies for making life and work more manageable.