The resources here include tools and checklists for reminding yourself about the ideas presented throughout the books, for sharpening your awareness of the variables to pay attention to as you work toward meeting mastery, and assessment tools to evaluate where you are now and where you need to get to in your personal and professional development.

Relationship Inventory

How do I come across in conversations with my kids?
Are the conversations sufficient to create the kind of relationship I want?

Creating and Enhancing Relationships

Six themes that make a difference when living and working with others

Regarding Influence

As a parent, you want to be able to influence your child’s
choices in life. You probably realize that the control you have
when your child is an infant will disappear when he or she
learns that magic word, No!

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On the Fine Art of Listening

Influence practices

Each of these individual practices create or enhance your ability to influence others. Think about which you routinely use and choose three which would make a difference if you began to use them.

Strategies for Difficult People

Strategies for Working
with Great People…
who happen to be being difficult right now…


We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us, something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals human spirit.
e. e. cummings, poet

Learning to Listen

If you change the way in which you listen…

  • What might happen?
  • Who would you want to notice?
  • What conversations would you like to go differently?

NEW! Personal Workbook for Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids

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Remember that perspective makes a considerable difference.

Great article from @RonEdmondson that helps people understand their introvert peers, who are generally misunderstood:

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