Category Archives: Relationships

4 Reasons For the Lack of Trust in Your Relationships #TrustGiving2014

Can you ever have enough trust in your relationships? When I speak to groups or conduct training sessions I often conduct the following poll (go ahead and select your answer): If you answered honestly and you truly have no trust issues in … Continue reading

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4 Timeless Principles About Building Trustful Relationships

In relationships, time is our most precious, non-renewable resource. It takes large doses of time to develop the rich, lasting, trustful relationships that we all desire, even if we’re afraid to admit it. It’s much easier to settle for surface … Continue reading

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Quit Using Your Personality as an Excuse for Behaving Badly

One of my pet peeves is people who use their personality as an excuse for their behavior. “I can’t help it, that’s just who I am” is the phrase that’s often uttered to rationalize or justify an action, position, or attitude. In some ways … Continue reading

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Trusting Someone Requires You to Confront These 4 Uncomfortable Truths

No one disagrees that trust is an indispensable ingredient of strong, healthy relationships. In the workplace, high levels of trust increase productivity, efficiency, innovation, and profitability. When trust is low or absent, people avoid risk, decisions are questioned, bureaucracy increases, … Continue reading

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Defensiveness Is Killing Your Relationships – How To Recognize It and What To Do About It

Your defensiveness is killing your relationships and you don’t even realize it. What? Me being defensive? I’m not defensive! YOU’RE the one that’s always defensive! That’s a classic defensive response to a piece of feedback. Throw up a wall, rebut the … Continue reading

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