When I die, I want the people I’ve helped to be the largest asset I leave behind so that a happier world may be my children’s greatest inheritance. And I believe that can be done one word, one action, and one opportunity, at a time.
Facts without wisdom are just data. Knowledge takes a little more work.
Relational intelligence, he argues, is about influence. “It increases your influence, your likeability, the desire for people to want to be around you,”
The rest of us are just like you: we are interested in what we want. So the only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.
There are two possible causes of our struggle to act in harmony with the way people really are:
We don’t understand human nature well enough, or
We understand human nature well, but aren’t living in harmony with it.