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This site is primarily for leaders and executives who are experiencing challenges with relationship in their business environments as well as within their personal lives.

Read and Reflect

Are you in a situation right now where you are questioning your relationship with your partner? Where you feel not satisfied with the person you love? Where doubts are neglecting your passion towards each other?

Perhaps work-life balance has put a strain on your relationship or you and your partner in life are having conflicts with different expectations. It could also be that one of you wants different outcomes within the relationship. Do you feel that you are in this situation?


What is Relationship Consciousness?

 It is about being aware of the state of the relationship and knowing that the qualities of relationships dictate the quality of results. Building relationships is a skill which involves consciously nurturing the qualities and resources that the other person brings to the relationship. It is about having trust and confidence in the other person. Your own relationship with yourself is about your self-esteem and personal effectiveness.

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” - Stephen R. Covey


5 Ways of looking at Relationship

1. Win-Win
A relationship which is characterised by respect for the differences in each other’s values. For example, when interacting interdependently with others towards achieving a common purpose. In win-win situations decision making is synergistic, which means each different value system increases the potential for high quality results. The focus is not on who is right but what is right.

2. Win-Lose
A relationship which is characterised by inter-competition with one party directing or actually prevailing over another. In this situation decision making is primarily influenced by one party.

 3. Lose-Win
A relationship which is characterised by no evidence of collaboration or competition but by the surrender of one party to another. Again, decision making is primarily influenced by one party.

4. Lose-Lose
A relationship which is characterized by interpersonal conflict to such an extent that those involved are constantly defending their values in an adversarial manner whilst the common purpose is sidelined.
“Decision making is an outcome of desperate compromise or one party capitulating.”

5. No-Way
A relationship which is characterized by those involved agreeing there is any way that key issues can be mutually agreed upon yet the relationship continues in one of the four other paradigms or the key issues of disagreement are so fundamental that to achieve mutual benefit, a decision to terminate the relationship is agreed; or put aside the issue in question and concentrate on the win-win aspects of the relationship.

In the process of managing our relationships we become more centered individuals as we learn how we differ from others and which of our qualities make us unique. At the same time we also learn to understand our blind-spots and accept our limitations for we are always a part of something larger. And on the simplest of levels, we learn to create. When we interact with one another on an authentic, caring basis, we are creating bonds and friendships that cannot be taken away.

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