Compliments of torbakhopper via Flickr

As individuals, we consider “winning” and the end game all important. What transpires in the middle – the easily forgotten “messy bits” are what we many times try to shield from our attention. “To the victor go the spoils” spawns cultures in which persons look for ways to flatten peers. Perhaps entitlement mentality occurs from ignorance (or unawareness), and in a minority of scenarios from shear meanness alone. Regardless of intent, the results are the same. Disintegrated relations. Intractable conflict. Unexpected annoyance. All in the name of getting more. The points below may help us tread lightly: Turn the page…

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Compliments of Lofqvist via Flickr

“Let me warm up my hands” is what we do before beginning a task. Do we think of warming an alliance, kickstarting what could be mutual admiration, or establishing interrelationships with the same degree of forethought and planning? Carelessness remains the reason our associations are not as meaningful (or as plentiful) as they could be. Turn the page…

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