A Short Course in Human Relationships
What do you want to accomplish?
What are those “few things” you want?
I’d like share one of my favorite quotes from Zig Ziglar, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
Thirty years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Ziglar backstage at an event he was speaking at. I scribbled that quote down as he spoke later that day. He spoke with great passion and energy around:
- Positive attitudes
- Overcoming setbacks
- Building strong relationships for success
No matter your profession or what you want to accomplish, the following short-list is to remind you of what our priorities should be when dealing with people:
- The least important word: I
- The most important word: We
- The two most important words: Thank you
- The three most important words: All is forgiven
- The four most important words: What is your opinion?
- The five most important words: You did a great job!
- The six most important words: I want to understand you better
At the end of the day, it’s our relationships that matter most. Treasure the people in your life—we only have one passage point with those we love, work with, and serve.
Here’s to Building Better Relationships!
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About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.