Communication affects every part of our daily lives. Effective communication achieves several goals, including conveying the information we intend, maintaining respectful relationships, and problem-solving. But many people struggle with communicating in the workplace. For example, when was the last time you said, "I thought he meant..." or "I misunderstood what you said"? If … [Read more...] about 4 Crucial Rules for Authentic Communication
With the pandemic keeping families at home the past couple of years, you might think they would be reading more. However, U.S. adults read 2 to 3 fewer books per year than they did between 2001 and 2016, according to a Gallup poll. Another survey by Pew Research found that 23% of Americans didn’t read a single book in 2021, and that figure is even higher for those under age … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Read More Effectively?
On the job, you learn to collaborate with others even if you don't have much in common with them. If you can do that, you might think it would be easy to work as a team with your significant other. Unfortunately, this winds up being a major challenge for many couples. As much as you love each other, you may need to develop skills that will help you to interact effectively. … [Read more...] about A Couple’s Guide to Working as a Team
A true friend gives support without judgment, comes through in a crisis, and knows just the right thing to say when it matters most. Friendships are a special kind of bond. In life, we meet many different types of people. We form various relationships. But friends -- true friends -- are different. We are sometimes closer to our friends than our family. We can trust our … [Read more...] about Creating Value in Friendships: 5 Ways to Make Your Friend Feel Appreciated
A more abundant life is about giving of yourself, your time, and your heart. It’s the act of giving without any expectation in return. Generosity can be challenging to achieve for many reasons. You may believe generosity isn’t an option because you don’t want others to take advantage of you. Maybe someone took advantage of your generosity in the past. Or perhaps the last … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Live a More Generous Life