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Successful/Effective People have an emotionally intelligent, clear, concise and focused communication, negotiation and relating strategy that consistently achieves successful results and develops effective relationships.

Through this blog, I hope to share the insights, concepts and skills of the Results with Relationship approach embodied in Situational Communication®. My goal will be to support your personal, business and professional efforts to increase your personal power; improve your collaborative results; and enhance your collegial relationships with those in your personal, business and professional lives.

I invite your comments, questions and responses. All will receive a reply.

Let the dialogue begin.

Don MacRae Ed.D.

President/CEO The Lachlan Group
Author, Situational Communication®

What’s Your Leadership Compass?

Guest blog by Dr. Jim Murray: founder and CEO of optimal solutions international and author of Becoming … what you really want to be.   It ain’t the roads we take; it’s what’s inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do. O. Henry Staying the course in turbulent times I once…

101 Great Quotes From Successful Women Leaders

Successful women leaders share thoughts on leadership; the qualities required; and their insights and “simple truths” on leading successfully and effectively.   In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. Sheryl Sandberg Click To Tweet Leadership is probably one of the most important (if not the most important) business…

10 Keys To Winning The Game Of Office Politics

The Questions: How important is it to understand the role of office politics in your career path development? Do you know the rules of the game and what you have to do to play the game to win?   The Answers: No matter how good you are in your job or profession, without the ability…

101 Great Leadership Quotes From Successful Leaders

Some of the world’s most successful male and female leaders share their “simple truths” of leadership.   Leadership is probably one of the most important (if not the most important) business and professional issues of all time. Whether you’re talking about leadership in business, politics, sports, the military, education or any other profession, we’re constantly…

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How To STOP “Taking Things Personally”!

What happens when you take things personally; when you allow a person’s beliefs, attitudes or behaviors to produce negative feelings that cause you to do or say things that aren’t in your best interests? To act differently, you must think differently. If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you…

10 Critical Lessons For Promising Leaders

There are many critical lessons that promising leaders must learn if they are to turn “promise into reality”. These critical lessons produce a rich palette of personal and professional leadership attributes, competencies, skills and experiences that consistently achieve results and establish collaborative, collegial relationships.   Before you are a leader, success is all about growing…

The Dilemma: Speak Up Or Shut Up? The Answer!

Speak up or shut up? Choosing the best answer in challenging business, family and social interactions gives you a powerful advantage to achieve successful results and develop effective relationships.   Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. Paul J. Meyer Click To Tweet 3 powerful questions can change…

10 Winning Characteristics Of Successful/Effective (Win/Win) Negotiators

We all have personal characteristics. Some come to us naturally, others don’t. Some make us great negotiators, others hinder our abilities. Discover 10 key characteristics that sum up what win/win negotiators demonstrate in order to achieve the results they want. Every time.   Negotiating is an ancient craft, a delicate mix of art and science,…

10 Amazing Strategies of Successful/Effective (Win/Win) Negotiators

There are 4 types of negotiators: those who make things happen, those to whom things happen, those who watch things happen and those who don’t know what’s happening. If you’re not the first type, maybe it’s time to learn the secrets of those who are.   The basic principle of win-win negotiating is that there…

10 Powerful Concession Strategies Of Successful/Effective (Win/Win) Negotiators

Every negotiation involves a little bit of give and take. But there are effective and ineffective ways to make concessions. Adopt a win/win attitude with these 10 powerful concession strategies.   If you are planning to do business with someone again, don’t be too tough in the negotiations. If you are going to skin a…

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