Building bridges

Yes, people work from numbers but they really believe in the connection. You’re the bridge to the connection. The decisions you’re making today are being viewed by others, and they will come to you for their needs.

Rudeness is cancer to love

Rudeness is the cancer that devours love. Everyone knows this, yet it’s notorious that we are more polite to strangers than we are to our own relatives.

Admit you’re wrong

You will never get into trouble by admitting that you may be wrong. That will stop all argument and inspire your opponent to be just as fair and open and broad-minded as you are. It will make him want to admit that he, too, may be wrong.

I’m telling you you’re wrong subtly

You can tell people they are wrong by a look or an intonation or a gesture just as eloquently as you can in words -and if you tell them they are wrong, do you make them want to agree with you? Never!

Become interested in others

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

This is a classic book by Dale Carnegie detailing many steps and practices you can take to do relationships better. While it is an old book and does have some very dated thoughts on marriage roles, the principles are all great.