Learn about techniques to help you create positivity in relationships, such as active constructive responses, kindness exercises, and the pennies in pocket exercise.
- An easy time to build positivity in a relationship…is when someone shares their good news with us.…Psychologist Shelly Gable proposes that…active constructive response…is the most effective way to react to good news.…Celebrate the good news and ask questions…as if you're interviewing the person…about his or her success.…Abby is a young marketing professional…who experimented with active constructive response…at a family gathering.…Her cousin rehabbed and sold an old home.…
Abby said, "oh, that's awesome."…That's celebration.…Next, she posed lots of questions.…"How did you learn to do this?…"Where did you get the materials?…"How did you find a buyer?"…Abby praised with specifics.…"What a creative way to use the scrap material."…A few days later, the cousin called Abby…for the first time in their lives, just to chat.…Abby's active constructive response created a bond.…We don't have to wait for good news to build relationships.…
We can be sure to make more positive comments…than negative or critical ones.…We call this the Losada ratio, after the researcher…
To gain fresh insights and celebrate your positivity wins with other learners, you can participate in the official LinkedIn group group for this course.
- Identify the behaviors associated with particular positivity practices.
- Recall the properties of an active-constructive response.
- Differentiate between a weakness-focus (performance gap) and a strength-based-focus.
- Identify the best positivity strategy for use in particular situations.
- Distinguish between a healthy practice of affirmative bias (positivity) and an unhealthy practice of ignoring threats, challenges, or conflict.