Signs Of Healthy Friendships

Every once in a while it’s helpful to see if your friendship is as healthy as it can be. You might get used to a friendship over time to the point where you don’t see the areas for improvement. And since great friendships are priceless, you should always surround yourself with the kind of people […]

Growing Healthy Friendships

What is a “friend”? Webster’s Third Dictionary even appears confused on the subject. The dictionary offers multiple definitions for friend, some of which are contradictory. To me, a friend is someone you hold in high regard, and with whom you share a mutual trust. A friend will be there for you, both in the best […]

Why “Friends First” Doesn’t Work

I’ve never been “friends first” with a boy, though the concept is quite fascinating. Imagine you meet someone that you’re not attracted to. Then later, as some times goes by, suddenly, you begin to notice all these fantastic qualities about them that you didn’t know existed, and boom! You’re in love! Is that a 90s […]

How to Build Effective Working Relationships

Trust, teamwork, communication and respect are keys to effective working relationships. Develop positive relationships with the individuals you interact with at work to make your job more enjoyable and productive. These connections could also serve as future references or contacts in your career. People you have a working relationship with include coworkers, supervisors and people […]


Now that we’ve covered the importance of relationships at work, let’s talk about the types of work relationships that exist. Understanding the different types can help you determine the role your existing relationships play, and which ones you may be lacking. First and foremost, not all work relationships are created equal–some will help propel your […]

Building Great Work Relationships

How good are the relationships that you have with your colleagues? According to the Gallup Organization, people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. And it doesn’t have to be a best friend: Gallup found that people who simply had a good friend in […]