The Secret to Effective, Functional Relationships

There is a fundamental truth about organizational performance. The majority of people you know, yourself included, have a legitimate need for effective, functional relationships – personal, familial, and professional. It is actually these relationships that make you human and without which you cannot survive.

In fact, research coming from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics suggests that much of who you are resides in your subconscious and therefore a huge amount of self-awareness is needed in order to create effective, functional, and professional relationships in the work place. But here is the reality check. Few people are willing to do the hard work at the personal level to create and sustain those relationships.

When you ask the question of how to achieve a “high performing culture,” you must begin by treating culture like any other performance indicator. This is accomplished by developing and sustaining effective and functional relationships among key leaders and their teams within the organization. And, as with any performance process, you do this through continuous feedback and improvement of relationships at the individual level.

Effective behaviour is unique to every organization and must be explicitly identified at the organizational level, the team level and most importantly, at the individual level. Survey upon survey continues to reveal that core members of an organization rate mutual respect as the singular most important organizational value. Organizational performance is predicated upon every individual in the organization learning, applying, and sustaining, effective behaviour skills – the kind of behaviour that exemplifies mutual respect.

The secret to effective behaviour skills that lead to effective functional relationships is the skill of Positive Presence – your ability to adjust for and create a positive and energized mindset through conscious thought processes. If you desire to become a “go to” person in your organization, you have to accept personal responsibility and accountability for your behaviour. Such behaviour includes all that is related to what we choose to think, what we choose to believe, how we create and focus our attitudes, and how we choose to form our habits. And sometimes, it is not so much about what behaviours are effective, as it is about what behaviours are ineffective.


Catherine is passionate about helping organizations build enlightened leadership cultures that thrive in today’s complex, ambiguous, fast-changing and chaotic global environment, CORPORATE HARMONY’s enlightened approach to leadership and organizational development is a programmatic methodology for creating mental, emotional and social strength within organizational culture. CORPORATE HARMONY recognizes that for any organization to be successful, their people need to be healthy, happy, optimistic, engaged and satisfied with their job – a tall order in today’s era of complexity, ambiguity, bureaucracy, and lightning-fast change. The CORPORATE HARMONY MODEL™ is an innovative online technology of tested proprietary content designed to introduce and develop the skill of Positive Presence™, a mental thought model that connects human energy to human behaviour and results in positive, energized and productive workers that together create a culture of collaboration and accountability. CORPORATE HARMONY’S flagship “POSITIVE PRESENCE PROGRAM” provides the necessary information, exercises and techniques for building strong and healthy minds, while at the same time, identifies the uniqueness and importance of workplace behaviour to drive stronger, more positive relationships, and an overall increase in employee and organizational wellness. “PROJECT HEALTHCARE HARMONY” is CORPORATE HARMONY’S online health technology helping health workers create a positive and energized mindset as influential leaders, resulting in better health, increased productivity, fewer errors and a greater focus on putting their patients first who will heal faster in a caring environment of positivity and harmony.

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