Relationships are complex connections that take work. I believe there are four fundamental aspects that make a strong relationship. In case you missed my first two posts, I suggest you catch up via the links below: Rapport Trust Which brings me to the third relationship fundamental: Respect You may be asking; "Why have trust and … Continue reading R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The Next Relationship Fundamental

My last post was the initial installment on what I believe to be the four fundamental aspects of any strong relationship (read it here). Establishing and continuing to build rapport is essential, but on its own: meaningless. Without prior rehearsal or discussion, Laurie Barkman's comment segues perfectly into this next topic. Laurie wrote, "I like … Continue reading The Next Relationship Fundamental

Reflections of the Sick

I want to apologize up front for my lack of writing lately. It seems that I blink and two weeks have gone by. I am full of good excuses, by the way: work has been busy, my wife had a stomach flu (while being 7 months pregnant), and now our family is collectively battling a … Continue reading Reflections of the Sick

Who Are You Pissing Off?

I think it's fairly safe to assume that the large majority of us have seen an image of Calvin peeing on (insert company logo here). Look familiar? On our recent holiday my in-laws and I drove from Edmonton to Kelowna, which totals 22 hours round-trip. I lost count of the number of window stickers showcasing … Continue reading Who Are You Pissing Off?