I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I'm here than a whole truck load when I'm gone. Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrows keep you human, failures keep you humble, success keeps you glowing, but ... only friends keep you going! (Anonymous)
I appreciate how this highlights the power and importance of friends and relationships. They are a refuge in life's everyday battles and have a way of bringing us perspective we might not otherwise have. During this season of my life with family and multiple jobs I know I have not paid enough attention to my friends. I don't want to have regrets about that so I know it's time to do something different. What are ways you prioritize your friendships amongst the demands of life? Share your comments below.
"Knowing how to resolve conflicts and unify people contributes to winning in business and leadership. The ability to bring people together through a common language like conflict resolution skills builds a culture of excellence." -Dave Ramsey, EntreLeadership
Who doesn't want to win in business these days? With so many tips and techniques, methods and models, it's easy to get lost in knowing what creates effective leadership. Let me simplify: it's people skills. The ability to navigate people issues with savvy while passing along valuable learning and skills is something seen in every great leader. So, how are your people skills? More importantly, how are your conflict resolution skills?
You see, people and problems tend to go together. We don't set out to have it that way (ok, most people don't anyway), but it happens. Since most adults lack the basic conflict resolution skills necessary to navigate today's world, consequently, so does the next generation. If adults are not prioritizing the learning and honing of these skills, how are they going to be able to effectively pass them on to the next generation? The old cliche that "someone else will do it" still teases most of us into thinking it's true.
It's time to change that. Leadership gaps will always exist but that's no excuse not to step up and do something better. Let's grab hold of the value of healthy relational skills ... not only in our adult lives, but also to be able to put something truly useful into the backpacks of the next generation. Check out www.friendshipfixer.com for more information today!
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