When Does Failure to Listen Occur?

Ron Sukenick Listening, Relationships, Strategy

Failure to listen occurs whenever the receiver “tunes out” the sender of the message before receiving the entire message. One instance is when you disagree with some part of what is being said; you listen to the point of disagreement, and begin formulating your response in your head rather than continuing to listen. This is the old habit of listening to only what you want to hear and failing to listen to the rest of …

Commitment Within a Relationship Mindset

Ron Sukenick Attitude, Relationships, Strategy

For many people, the biggest reward from commitment to the relationship process is that it leads to closer, warmer, and deepened relationships with others. When you take a pro-active approach to developing relationship with others, others are eager to enter into business and social relationships with you. Now it doesn’t mean that everybody will choose to interact with you. A relationship mindset simply increases the possibility that someone will want to interact with you! Commitment …

Making the Choice

Ron Sukenick Relationships, Strategy

The process of choosing and deepening relationships is interrelated. At each point in your relationship, you and those to whom you relate may choose either to develop or not to develop your relationships further. How do we make that choice? Of course, there are many ways. One person described her experience as jumping belly first into the water. Jane describes her process. It’s like going into a swimming pool and testing the water first. I …

The desire for success

Ron Sukenick Desire, Relationships, Strategy, Systems

While the basic desire for success is naturally a part of all of us, what we view as important varies. A broad spectrum exists from improved health and fitness, greater personal development, achievement, travel, fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, a more harmonious family life, a more exciting social life, more financial freedom, education, personal growth, or more free time. The desire for success hasn’t changed over time; what’s changed is our perception of the …