Thought-full Thursday: Relationship Quality


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five to enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. 

“Life always organizes as networks of relationships, spinning dense webs that can’t be disentangled. As we organize, we need to keep inquiring into the quality of our relationships. How much access do we have to one another? How much trust exists among us? Who else needs to be in the room?”  ~Margaret Wheatley, “A Simpler Way”.

  • Are you evaluating the quality of the relationships you have and others have at work?
  • Is the access that your followers have to one another as it should be?
  • Are you assuring that trust exists in those relationships?
  • Who do you need to invite into your room that you haven’t yet?


I am a former executive in a Fortune 100 company. I have owned and operated an executive coaching firm since 2003 called Aspire Collaborative Services LLC. We partner with great leaders to help them become even greater at developing, improving, and sustaining relationships with the people who are essential to their success. This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work. My top personal values include respect for others, kindness, compassion, collaboration and gratitude. I work very hard at practicing my values daily and when I don’t succeed, I practice some more. I am married with two wonderful daughters and two spoiled pugs.