Manage conflicts and rescue relationships

by | Jan 18, 2016 | Emotional Intelligence, Relationships (Self and Others), Time Management

Manage conflicts and rescue relationships

Last year we took an in-depth look at how to nurture relationships with the people we care about most. I know how much those Key Steps have supported me. I hope they’ve done the same for you and will continue to work for you through 2016. I have two additional things I’d like to share with you linked to last year’s theme of relationships…

  • The first is a quote that always reminds me how important it is to really listen to each other (especially when life is busy and/or things are tough):“Listening is the oldest and perhaps the most powerful tool of healing. It is often through the quality of our listening and not the wisdom of our words that we are able to affect the most profound changes in the people around us. When we listen we offer sanctuary for the homeless parts within the other person. That which has been denied, unloved, devalued by themselves and others. That which is hidden. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves often for the first time.”
    — Rachel Naomi Remen –So let’s remember to take time, every day, to pause, connect and listen to our loved ones. Let’s make it a positive habit for 2016.
  • The second is a tool I have developed to help you ‘rescue’ a troubled relationship or make a difficult conversation easier. It is designed to help you strengthen, grow and/or save relationships. It talks you through managing conflict step-by-step, using it will take effort and practise. But if your relationship is worth it and you both want to work at it, this tool really works! Email Tiffany and she will send you the one page process the moment she receives your email so you can take Key Steps to

“be the difference that makes the difference




NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’