Winning with People. Dr. John C. Maxwell. Critical Questions – People Principles. Are we prepared for relationships? Are we willing to focus on others? Can we build mutual trust? Are we willing to invest in others? Can we create a win-win relationship?. The Readiness Question.
Dr. John C. Maxwell
Are we prepared for relationships?
Who we are determines how we see others
The first person we must examine is ourselves
Hurting people hurt people and are easily hurt by them
Never use a hammer to swat a fly off someone’s hand
We can lift people up or take people down in our relationships
Are we willing to focus on others?
The entire population of the world – with one minor exception – is composed of others
Instead of putting others in their place, we must put ourselves in their place
Each person we meet has the potential to teach us something
People are interested in the person who is interested in them
Believing the best in people usually brings the best out of people
Caring for people should precede confronting people
Can we build mutual trust?
Trust is the foundation of any relationship
Never let the situation mean more than the relationship
When Bob has a problem with everyone, Bob is usually the problem
Being at ease with ourselves helps others be at ease with us
When preparing for battle, dig a hole big enough for friend
Are we willing to invest in others?
All relationships need cultivation
Find the 1 percent we agree on and give it 100 percent of our effort
The journey with others is slower than the journey alone
The true test of relationships is not only how loyal we are when friends fail, but how thrilled we are when they succeed
We go to a higher level when we treat others better than they treat us
Can we create a win-win relationship?
When we help others, we help ourselves
All things being equal, people will work with people they like; all things not being equal, they still will
Working together increases the odds of winning together
In great relationships, the joy of being together is enough