How Positive Reinforcement will Improve Toxic Relationships

Toxic relationships suck.  In last week’s blog, I discussed 3 Effective Ways To Turn Relationships From Sour To Sweet and shared that addressing it was the first step.  Now to sustain it we need to use positive reinforcement to point out the progress!

Like Begets Like (positive = more positive)

A few years ago I was coaching two Executives that weren’t hearing or seeing each other as well as anyone would have liked.  After numerous coaching sessions 1:1 with me and the three of us together, we were at a place to try practicing what we had discussed.  Calling out the positive shifts was a key part of the process, as it honored the work and progress that each of them had made.  It accelerated their progress tremendously and can do the same for you!

It may seem hard at first, complimenting the person who is causing you frustration or pain.  However, the old adage “kill them with kindness” does have merit.  It...

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