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The Importance of Relationship Intelligence (RQ) in Daily Interactions

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One of the foundational principles of Relationship Intelligence is that interactions happen in the moment, but relationships develop over time.

One of the foundational principles of Relationship Intelligence is that interactions happen in the moment, but relationships develop over time.

Every interaction, therefore, potentially plays a significant part in shaping the overall quality of the relationship. As a result, Relationship Intelligence (RQ) is important in daily interactions for at least three reasons:

RQ builds trust.
Practicing RQ in daily interactions creates shared experiences that people remember and lean into during future interactions. If your daily interactions with someone are marked by displays of positive regard, a service orientation, mutual accountability, and strengths-based agility, then you become more willing to add information, exchange perspectives, and challenge assumptions so that you start each interaction with an accurate view of the past and a shared vision for the future. Consistency in these areas creates a reputation as a relationally intelligent leader who can be trusted.

RQ generates commitment.
When trust is evident in a relationship, interactions in the moment focus on ideas and solutions without being held back by false assumptions, worries over office politics, or concerns about hidden agendas. Instead, there’s a commitment for helping each other achieve common goals.

RQ drives results.
Where trust is planted and commitment cultivated, positive results are sure to bloom. By practicing RQ in daily interactions, you not only deal with past issues in a positive way but you also align on expectations so that you can co-create the future. The results are defined however you choose because they are not imposed on you or anyone else. The freedom of choosing what’s important strengthens the commitment and drives the actions that lead to positive results.

Start Building Better Relationships

Whether with friends, family, spouses, or coworkers, RQ provides visibility into the motives, conflict, and strengths between both sides of the relationship. Core Strengths’ SDI 2.0 assessment and platform can provide the insight you need to make every daily interaction more effective. Book a demo today to experience the power of RQ.

When relationships work, there isn’t a problem that can’t be solved.

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