We live and work in
partnerships. We form long term relationships with another person
in order to improve the quality of both our work and our personal
lives. Once we do so, we need to be able to communicate
effectively with that person in all kinds of
circumstances; joyous, stressful, day-to-day, or in crisis. We
also need to be able to
make decisions together.
Relating Styles is a Competency
Styles® work book intended to be used by the two people
in a working or life partnership. It makes no assumptions about
the health or state of the relationship. It does provide both
partners with insight into their personal communication and decision
making behavior patterns used in the relationship. It also provides
both partners insight into how their behavior patterns
interact with those of the other partner.
Relating Styles is based
on one of the behavior areas from the Interacting with Others work book,
and one of the behavior areas from the Making Decisions work book,
These behaviors combine to form four
different Relating Styles, as
shown in the grid at the right. The result is a rich framework
that allows you to see how you behave in your relationship, how
your partner behaves, and how the two of you interact. The work book
is an effective way to deepen the conversation you have about
your relationship patterns. It allows you both to broaden your
behavior in productive ways.
The work book is set up so that
you need to order only one copy for the two of you. If you
prefer to work separately,
you can each order your own copy.
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To explore the other Competency
Styles® work books, click on the blue word in the
Others - insight into how you interact with others;
guidelines for expanding your one-on-one and one-in-group interactive
skills .... ....
Using Information - insight into how work with information
at work; guidelines for expanding your skills at handling information
both by yourself, and in the way you work with others ... ...
- insight into how you make decisions by yourself and with
others; guidelines for expanding your decision making skills
Activity -insight into how you structure your personal and
team activities; guidelines for expanding the way you structure
your personal activities, and the way that you behave when working
with others ... ...
Development Styles -
insight into the fit between your personal development style and
professional development experiences; guidelines for expanding
your ability to benefit from professional development activities
that do not match your "learning" style ... ...