What rules do you have for yourself? What expectations do you have for the people in your life? In Words That Change Minds, Shelle Rose Charvet’s Rule Structure describes the behavioral standards that someone expects themselves and others to meet. We’ll compare her Rule Structure with Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies. Continue reading for an insightful discussion about personal standards.
Can love really change the world? Why is love important in all aspects of life? Love is a powerful emotion that builds bonds and encourages positivity. This warm feeling extends beyond the romantic type of love, as it serves a purpose for families, society, and your own self-image. If you want to know why love is important in the world, continue reading.
When was the last time you met someone new? Did you feel confident and equipped to make conversation and create a connection? Bestselling author James Williams explains that effective communicators must establish connections with others. This is because, as factors in your life change—such as your job or where you live—you’ll be forced to meet new people and build new relationships. Keep reading to learn how to connect with others in a way that lays a strong foundation to build on.
Are any of your relationships strained because of an unresolved issue? Are you afraid that, if you address the issue, the relationship will be further damaged? Accountability conversations are the discussions we have when someone breaks a promise, violates a commitment, behaves badly, or fails to meet our expectations. In Crucial Accountability, communication and management experts explain how we can have these conversations in a way that resolves the issues while preserving the relationships. Read more for five accountability exercises that will help you implement the ideas in this universally relevant book.
Why is relationship-building important in leadership? What type of qualities are required to build relationships in the workplace? Leaders who possess relationship-building skills are great at helping teams work together. They keep the environment positive by making people feel comfortable and respected. Discover more about the relationship-building leadership type, as read in Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie.
Does “That’s not what I said” sound familiar? How often do you say it or hear it? No matter how careful you are with expressing yourself and listening to others, misunderstandings are bound to happen. Extend some grace to yourself and others, and develop a few skills that can help clear things up and smooth things over. Continue reading to learn how to resolve misunderstandings in communication.
Does self-love guarantee a healthy relationship? Can a commitment to love reshape our society for the better? What is a love ethic? In All About Love, bell hooks explores the power of love from a feminist perspective using personal stories and cultural analysis to develop her argument. hooks argues that love will transform your relationship with yourself, friends, family, and the world around you. Read below for a brief All About Love book overview.
What’s the true definition of love? How does bell hooks define love? According to bell hooks in her book All About Love, we struggle to talk about love because we lack a shared definition of what love is. She insists that having a shared meaning is a critical starting point for creating a culture that’s more rooted in love. Keep reading to learn what the true definition of love is, and what love isn’t.
What is bell hooks’s definition of love? Why does love require reciprocity and trust? bell hooks’s definition of love is an act that develops one’s spiritual growth. Although she uses this definition in her book All About Love, she credits the meaning of love to M. Scott Peck. Continue reading to learn more about Peck and hooks’s shared meaning of love.
Do you have a good idea of what love is? What’s considered unhealthy love? Unhealthy interactions between family members can distort people’s version of love. bell hooks’s book All About Love says these interactions can also create a cycle of unhealthy love. Below we’ll discuss what love isn’t so you can have a better understanding of what love truly means.