Get ready for the quickest tip that I could give anyone to improve the quality of their relationships (of any kind ranging form corporate to intimate).
People like to feel desirable and appreciated.
If you make people feel like they are worth your time and not like your relationship is out of pity, necessity or duty then they will respond much better.
If you make sure that people are recognised for their efforts and their qualities, then they will excel!
Once you break it down, you realise that most interpersonal problems root from these two human needs.
The methods for achieving them, however, are much more difficult! That’s what takes years of practice! And “practice” is a deliberate thing.