Do You Know the Value of Interpersonal?
Interpersonal value is everywhere! It is absolutely incredible. Every step of our lives are directly impacted by our encounters. I have been truly intrigued by this aspect of my life since I was 10 years old fighting with my older brother. Now in my early 40's, I have experienced the value in my professional career as a Supervisor, Manager, Plant Manager, and Sales Manager. Equally important has been the value in my personal life as a Husband, Father, Coach, and Friend.
As a professional, we are measured by how effectively we interact, communicate, and develop relationships. Experiences occur every day in our professional lives. We talk about them with our coworkers, friends, and spouses often. I have been intrigued since my first organizational behavior class in college. Since then, I experience the rewarding and sometimes frustrating career of a Management professional every day.
Our personal lives consist of the relationships we choose to foster and develop. Sometimes fleeting and sometimes long lasting, we engage new people every day. Our daily experiences provide valuable information for us to decide who we want to pursue a relationship with. Those we currently have relations with are strengthened, maintained, or weaken every time we engage them. I am fortunate to have many years of interpersonal encounters with my family, coaching young children, and interacting with many friends.
Does any one have all the answers? I've never found it. As a Management professional, I document, analyze, and propose action plans to improve performance, processes, and profits. Why should interpersonal experiences be any different?
I will break down the process into sections that make sense. Once documented, I can effectively analyze how I am truly performing. Only then will I see the skills I might improve on for the next 40 years of my life. Then I will increase the value. There is plenty of time to add valuable relationships, and strengthen relations in my professional and personal life.
Interpersonal experiences bring real value to your life. How much? I'll try to use 40 years of experience to answer just that. Here are some parts of the process I'll be writing about.
- Identifying and building valuable relationships
- Fostering and strengthening relations that bring value
- Skills to succeed regardless of aptitude
- Communicating effectively
I update myinterpersonal.com frequently. Please check back often and feel free to contribute. Share your experiences with me. After all, we created this fascinating topic together. Good luck engaging!