Do you feel a sense of disconnection in the world today — in the workplace, at home or within the community?
Everything seems to be changing at the speed of light, and many of us struggle to maintain our business and personal relationships because of it. One could argue that we are more connected than ever before via technology, but the truth is we are losing our ability to engage in the art of conversation.
Instead of thoughtful dialogue, our connections are often through sound bites, text messages and impersonal emails. The result is a lack of meaningful connections and relationships.
How has this changed the way we approach others?
Sometimes we know in our heart that we need to have a conversation with someone regarding an important issue, but often we feel ill prepared to do this well — not trusting our ability to remain calm and composed — nor do we trust that the other person will have the ability to be receptive or even take the time to listen. This often leads to avoiding the conversation all together — making things worse.
It is a fundamental fact of human existence: we all have opinions and none of us is right all the time. Most importantly, at one point or another, we all have to learn to engage with others and to respect their views, even if they differ vastly from our own.
About Meaningful Alignment
Meaningful Alignment is a program aimed at healing the divided society, one conversation at a time.
More specifically, we are referring to the high stakes interactions we all have at times, where the emotions run high, and viewpoints are often not aligned. These discussions happen in all spheres of our life: at work, at home, in school, or on social media.
A Meaningful Alignment workshop is highlighted in the video below on a recent episode of Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones:
“A lack of emotional self-management can seriously jeopardize both your business and personal relationships. However, few people are trained to focus on emotional management skills throughout their careers. We’ve been rewarded for results, not emotional intelligence.” — Susan Steinbrecher, CEO Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc.
Gaining alignment with one another with emotional composure and resiliency is the secret to all successful relationships.
Achieving a successful and satisfying outcome for all parties involved, begins with understanding ourselves and the “inside game” of our mind. This deeper self-knowledge is achieved through our Interpersonal Dialogue Profile® which reveals how you scored across six Dialogue Styles.
Armed with this insight about your unique behavioral tendencies and underlying motivational drives, you are then ready to regulate your emotions, and address others in a mindful way — a way that leads to what we call Meaningful Alignment.
The payoff? When your focus is on alignment (rather than agreement and disagreement) you are able to realize far greater levels of satisfaction, cooperation, and collaboration in all relationships.
MEANINGFUL ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
- Learn which emotional motivators and dialogue styles we tend to use, particularly when the stakes are high.
- Explore the benefits of emotional self-regulation and the methods to achieve it.
- Explore the ways we build emotional resiliency.
- Demonstrate the six steps and emotional-management techniques of Meaningful Alignment.
Would you like to learn more about our Meaningful Alignment program and how it can benefit you and your organization? We would love to connect with you! Please contact us today.