In Part 3, we began our discussion of leadership in relationships.

I know that there is a real need for leadership in relationships. As I suggested in my last post, two kinds of leadership are needed.

First, you DON'T KNOW what you don't know, and that keeps you from making progress.

Second, you DO KNOW what you like, and you have to provide leadership to get it.

If you are going to make progress, you need someone like me who knows what you don't know. I have more than 20 years experience as a business attorney. I understand business, leadership, management, marketing, psychology, the laws that govern business and the principles that govern success. This blog is my introduction to what you need to know to succeed in your business and in your life. I am happy to provide leadership, because I am in a better position than anyone else you know to do it.

But it is up to you to make things happen in your relationships. I can share ideas all day long, but nothing will improve until you take action. And that is where leading yourself and the people around you becomes very important.

And the first decision you have to make is this: Do you really want to be a part of THIS relationship? If I offer something to you, are you willing to accept it? If I lead, do you follow? OR if you make a request, do I respond?

Get busy leading or get busy following, because if there isn't interaction in your relationships, then they really don't qualify as relationships.

In Part 5, I am going to finish the analogy of the Three-legged Stool and extend to you an invitation to join a relationship.