Considering Jesus's relational model for choosing the twelve disciples, Relational Intelligence will walk you through how to assess your relationships, define them, discern them, align them, and finally activate your relationships to unlock your greatest potential.
Years of ministry leadership experience and personal experience have convinced Dr. Dharius Daniels: there's no such thing as a casual relationship. All relationships are catalytic - either pushing us forward into our God-given purposes or holding us back. Our spiritual, physical, financial, emotional, and professional progress is greatly impacted by who we allow to be a part of our lives and what part we allow them to play. With our destiny on the line, relationships are too consequential to nonchalantly roll the dice in managing them.
Relational Intelligence is your action plan for getting smart about your purpose partners. Relationships were God's idea, writes Daniels, and when we understand and apply what God has to say about them we end up avoiding unnecessary relational turmoil, advancing in all areas of our life, and accomplishing our God-given purpose.
When your purpose is on the line, the cost of relational unintelligence is too great to pay. In this book, you will explore and learn how to activate the relational intelligence you need for the life of purpose you want.
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About the Author
Dr. Dharius Daniels is the founder and lead pastor of Change Church, a vibrant, diverse congregation. With a doctorate of ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Daniels speaks to national audiences and sits on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He lives with his wife, Shameka, and their two sons in New Jersey, and you can follow him at www.dhariusdaniels.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword Judah Smith 11
Part 1 Defining Your Relationships
1 Category #1-Friends 23
2 Category #2-Associates 41
3 Category #3-Assignments 55
4 Category #4-Advisors 75
Part 2 Discerning Your Relationships
5 Reflection 85
6 Evaluation (Fruit Inspection) 97
7 Clarification 109
8 Acceptance 117
Part 3 Aligning Your Relationships
9 Advocation 129
10 Conversation 143
11 Limitations 157
12 Elimination 165
Part 4 Assessing Your Relationships
13 What Kind of Friend Are You? 181
14 A Model for Healthy Relationship Building 191
15 How's It Going? 197