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Practical Leadership

How to IMPROVE Relational Skills

By Dr. Richard J. Krejcir
If you would like to have friends, then, be friendly!

"Faithful to my Lord's commands, I still would chose the better part; Serve with careful Martha's hands And loving Mary's heart." John Wesley

Romans 12:1-3

1. SPEAK TO PEOPLE. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting!

2. SMILE AT PEOPLE. It takes seventy-two muscles to frown, only fourteen to smile. (Besides, you may be on 'Spy TV')

3. CALL PEOPLE BY NAME. The sweetest music to anyone's ear is the sound of ones own name!

4. BE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. If you would like to have friends, then, be friendly!

5. BE CORDIAL. Speak and act as if everything you do were a genuine pleasure! (If it is right and good, it really should be.)

6. BE GEUINEIY INTERESTED IN PEOPLE. Empathy means involvement!

7. BE GENEROUS WITH PRAISEand cautious with criticism!


9. BE THOUGHTFUL OF THE OPINIONS OF OTHERS. There are three sides to controversy--yours-'--the other fellows and the right one!

10. BE ALERT TO GIVE SERVICE. What counts most in life is who we are in Christ and then what we do for others!

(c) 1980, R. J. Krejcir, Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development

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