Ten Commandments of Human Relations
Life is comprised of relationships! The success we enjoy or the failure we experience often will be surrounded by a relationship to some degree. True leaders understand this and because they do, they value relationships and spend time nurturing each one of them. If you desire greatness for yourself and for your organization then you must work diligently at healthy and growing relationships.
Let me give you the “Ten Commandments of Human Relations.” I strongly urge you to copy this article and share it with your key staff and leaders. Forward this article to a friend! I believe in these simple rules for relationships and I am confident, when put into practice will produce great results.
1)Speak kindly to people: There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word and a warm greeting.
2)Smile at people: It takes 72 muscles to frown and 14 to smile. Make it a habit to smile warmly at people. You will make a lasting impression.
3)Call people by their name: The sweetest music to anyone’s ear is the sound of their own name. Memorize people’s names and watch how they react to you!
4)Be friendly and helpful: Don’t be in such a hurry that you come off rude. Remember to walk slowly through the crowd and connect with people!
5)Be cordial: Speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure.
6)Be interested in people: If you truly want to connect with people, be interested in their lives, opinions, struggles and dreams. If you want to ask for a hand you must first touch a heart.
7)Be generous with praise: People desperately need encouragement. Be generous with encouragement both publicly and privately.
8)Be considerate about the feelings of others: If you will value other people’s feelings (even if you can’t relate) they will value you!
9)Be thoughtful of the opinions of others: People want to be heard. Value their opinion even if you don’t agree.
10)Be alert to give service: Be willing to help others reach the top! If you bring out the best in others, then the best will be brought out in you.
Take these “Ten Commandments” and live by them! Go over them with deep consideration and be honest about the one or more areas that you need to develop. If your serious about success then you must be serious about your relationship to others. You will never reach the top alone!
Until Next Time,
Quote for the Day:
“Change itself is not progress, but change is the price that we pay for progress.”
Clayton G. Orcutt
Chris Sonksen is a celebrated Motivational Speaker and Published Author; the Lead Pastor at one of America’s fastest growing churches (South Hills Church in Corona California); and the founding member of Celera Church Strategy Group. Celera offers pastor support, teaching, training and mentoring programs that equip pastors who want to learn how to grow church attendance through evangelism using proven church growth techniques.
Posted on June 16, 2009, in Leadership, Relationships, Uncategorized and tagged choices, Effective Leader, healthy relationships, Human Relations, Leadership, Personal Growth, team building, Techniques of effective leaders. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.