Sometimes it’s worth reminding ourselves of our reasons for doing something.
Why focus on relationship skills, whether in a professional or a personal context?
After all, talking about the subject can seem a bit “preachy” if we’re not careful.
But there is a whole other way of looking at this…
Relating to other people is, at times, one of the most demanding and yet potentially enriching things we do. Doing a better job of that can unlock all sorts of benefits. It’s where the leverage is.
So the subject seems worthy of a little attention and focus—perhaps more than a little.
And perhaps a systematic approach.
There’s a bit more to this than communication skills: Getting one’s point across in the moment isn’t the same as successfully managing a relationship over time, which requires a little more sophistication.
I think so anyway. Don’t you?