The goal of Good Listening is to make someone feel safe in speaking to you as a confidante. In order to maintain strong alliances, you need that person to feel safe coming to you when something goes wrong, whether it’s you spouse, child, Wingman, etc.

Active Constructive Responding aims to express involvement, excitement, or enthusiasm about another person’s positive event. But in order to keep that door open, your alliances need to know when they have your support when things go right, too.