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This week’s podcast is all about relationships and how essential positive relationships are to our well-being. A long, long, time ago in a galaxy not so far away, several scientists discovered that animals and people can’t thrive without connection to others. It was originally thought that all that was needed with baby rhesus monkeys was for them to be fed and kept warm but what was discovered was that without connection with their mothers, their behavior became very abnormal. As well, the same thing was discovered with children who were orphans after world war two. It became evident that we do need other people to thrive in life. You can look up Dr. Harlow and Dr. Balbow who did all of this research. It turns out that humans need attention just like we need food and water.
In our lives, we want to enjoy our closest relationships and we require as much attention as we give. Just as we could not live without water, we also require a particular kind of attention from our relationships. We will also do just about anything we can to get it too. Listen in as Katie and I talk about how to give each other all of the attention we require and how, as leaders, we can foster successful attention and appreciation with each other to support thriving teams.