From prickly relationships to fruitful ones
A bad relationship can bring you down. Bad relationships at work disrupt the quality of your performance. It can lead to avoidance, misinterpretation and ultimately distrust within the family or organization. When the relationship is bad, nothing good comes from it.
A not so good relationship does not have to stay this way, you cannot change the other but you can begin with yourself. Over the years working with my individual coaching clients on rebalancing their relationship issues I broke this process down to three parts:
Each of these steps take courage and time. And to finally put your thoughts into action is a courageous step. It means that you might need to speak up in such a way that your message is heard or perhaps start saying no in a way that is new to you.
The result however can be transformational, for the relationship and for yourself!
As a bonus, you can apply this steps also for yourself, for the internal relationships you have with your inner critics. Think of all the voices we hear in our head. Aligning them is a life long process.
And a similar approach can be followed for systemic relationship issues within groups and organizations using the steps of Meet, Reveal, Align and Act.
The focus in a systemic relationship approach lies on "what is trying to emerge within the system?". In organizations there is always movement; supporting citizens, improving services, growing business, creating shows or educating people. When the proces is not flowing in the right direction and results are disappointing something within the system is stuck.
The systemic approach is to meet, reveal, align and act.
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