Sunday, October 7, 2007

Ten Commandments for Maintaining Good Interpersonal Relationships

by Dr. James Lundy

1. Be friendly and cheerful.

2. Speak less than you listen.

3. Maintain a calm manner, remembering that the way you say something may be more significant than what you say.

4. Keep an open mind and avoid defensiveness.

5. maintain a balance between constructive criticism and praise

6. Remember that it is amazing what you can get done when you give credit where (and when) it is due.

7. Keep others informed in a positive way.

8. Avoid gossip, negative comments about others, and the spreading of rumors.

9. Be sensitive and considerate about the limitations, failing, and anxieties of others.

10. Hold others in high esteem.

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