Go Deep, Be
Courageous, Emerge a Winner!
Serving the Business and Professional
Community since 1983!
N. Elizabeth Fried, Ph.D.
It is important to maintain a healthy social relationships
throughout one's life by building a network of trusted colleagues for support
and collaboration. Relationship building needs to begin while moving up
the corporate ladder, not after one has arrived if a leader want to gain the
respect and cooperation of others. accomplished with greater ease.
Nobody attains perfection in life, mainly because life is a process and
will continue to evolve. As part of the executive development process, we always
address the need to continually improve interpersonal skills and build
relationships. Some executives tend to be task focused and lack
intelligence, so they need help with expanding their social horizons.
To create social wellness, here are some of the most important steps you can
Know your needs
We all have unique needs. What someone might find important, may seem irrelevant
to you and vice versa. Learn to identify your needs so you don't feel the
pressure to perform in an environment you don't enjoy or care about.
Offering friendship to people is a first step to social wellness. Without this
initiative, it will be difficult for you to take advantage of potentially
productive relationships. Consider joining groups and clubs that focus on your
interests. Explore other avenues that may present possibilities for you, such as
volunteer work and travel.
Choose your relationships
Learn to build and stay in healthy relationships. These relationships involve
people you care about and who care about you and your well-being. Align yourself
with people where there is reciprocal nurturing and support. Since there is
trust and compassion, you feel safe and satisfied--two vital ingredients for
joined Howie Mandel and and Sharon Osbourne as new friend and judge for
America's Got Talent. Despite his outrageous reputation, he seems to
adding a spicy ingredient to the group without being overpowering.
Learn to communicate effectively
You can only do so much about hiding your thoughts and feelings. Being able to
communicate is a vital component of social wellness because this is how you
initiate relationships in the first place. Make it a practice to constantly work
on your social connections and soon you will have an abundance of what we call