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How a Win-Win Attitude Improves Your Relationships

The stay-at-home orders around COVID-19 have separated professional women from many of the people we interact with most, including our friends, family members, and coworkers. Tools like Skype and Zoom can’t replace in-person conversations, but they do help maintain a sense of connection.

If the pandemic has reminded you just how much the people in your life matter to you, you’ll appreciate the sixth short video in FranklinCovey’s series “The 7 Habits Coach: How to Deal with Change and Uncertainty,” based on the principles of Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (If you missed the previous episodes, start watching here.) In Episode 6, Jennifer Colosimo, senior vice president at FranklinCovey, discusses what a “win-win” mindset brings to relationships.

A win-win perspective involves listening to others and expressing yourself in ways that emphasize abundance and respect. Jennifer provides real-world examples of what this looks like, and shares how T-charts can help you consider another person’s thoughts and emotions before you respond. Right now, working effectively with others feels especially challenging — but it’s a skill worth developing, because it will benefit you throughout your life.

Continue to develop your skills with Forté’s Don’t Quarantine Your Career webinar series, which runs Wednesdays through May 20.

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