Tuesday, May 05, 2009

How to Protect Your Relationships from Economic Stress

HI Everyone,

All around me I am hearing of relationships at work and at home in trouble because of financial setbacks and stress. I am reminded of a quote from the movie, "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"--"Money is a sad reasons for folks to be together or apart." Don't let money issues destroy your relationships! Be grateful for those relationships--they keep us going.

How are your relationships? Are you and others acting strangely, more tense?
How can you protect the morale in your business and at home?
If I interviewed your employees confidentially, how fearful would they say they are?

What can you do to counterbalance and heal the negative input into relationships due to the economy?

Do the math: If you add in negatives, you have to add in positives just to get back to zero. Therefore
you need to add even more positives to get your relationships on the positive side again.

What can you add? Positive listening, appreciation, asking positive questions. Reviewing your successes.

Now, in this situation you need to be highly skilled at this due to all of the sensitivities, so you don't open your mouth, insert foot and cause trouble. Never in my 30 years in positive leadership have I seen such a deep and extensive need for positive leadership and communication skills, highly developed skills, as there is now!

Think about it--how important is it to you to have relationships that support you, and you supporting them?

What are you willing to do to create/strengthen them?

If you want help with these skills, please see our site for books and e-books and e-articles.
As Dr. Appreciation, I have the most experience , pioneering these skills 30 years ago. Clients taught me early on, when there was no research or resources other than my work, that you really have to know what you are doing. You cannot just open your mouth and hope the right things come out.

Right now, what is more important than positive relationships?

Wishing you the best of relationships at work, for more profit, and at home, for more peace.

Dr. Linne
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