Do you communicate regularly and clearly with team members?
Do you take responsibility for your actions or blame others?
Do you think mostly positive thoughts about friends, co-workers and others?
Do you ever ask how you’re helping others, rather than how they’re helping you?
Do you remember to ask how others are doing?
Do you try to provide objective feedback rather than strategic advice?
Do you find you often raise your voice?
Do you think others view you as approachable, overbearing or distant?
Do you take time for positive and encouraging conversations?
Do you feel happy or discouraged about the majority of relationships in your life?
Sometimes people hustle those around them and don’t even realize it. Other times people are being hustled and aren’t aware it is the root of their distress. Either way, it is often lack of calm and effective communication skills or low emotional intelligence that puts stress on relationships. Fortunately, the big difficulty is acknowledging areas that need improvement. The next step is to make a daily effort to be conscious of personal feelings, personal actions and the feelings of others. And if that seems like an overwhelming venture, Center for Work Life is always available for professional training in these areas.