Explore The Relationships Between Skills

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Brian Kight

No behavior skill operates in a vacuum. Your discipline is not independent of your patience, which is not independent of your persistence. Skills are rarely, if ever, that isolated. All your skills exist in relation to other skills. It’s more accurate to personal skills as interrelated than independent.

I’ll provide an example. Listening is a common skill both individuals and teams would like to improve, but what skills are interrelated with listening?

  • Listening requires focus.
  • Focus requires prioritizing.
  • Prioritizing requires making decisions.
  • Making decisions requires responsibility.
  • Responsibility requires integrity.

When you want to improve a skill, or improve discipline in a skill, you’re not just improving that skill, you’re improving multiple interrelated skills. To get better at listening, for example, requires getting better at the interrelated skills that surround, support, and strengthen listening skills.

Explore these relationships with the skill(s) you want to improve right now.

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