Self-Editing…A Beautiful Thing!

I recently tweeted and posted on Facebook one of my favorite thoughts: “Just because you think it doesn’t mean you have to say it. Self-editing before speaking can help avoid much regret.” It seemed as though practically everyone who commented could relate, not only to the statement itself, but that we’ve all fallen victim to…

Being Boss And Being Friends

One of the biggest difficulties many bosses have is how to maintain a positive, encouraging and even friendly relationship with their employees, while still keeping intact the line between boss and employee. The key, as usual, is positive communication. Beth from Michigan writes: “Bob, my staff has been with my company as long as I…

From the Inside Out

There is perhaps nothing more powerful in beginning a conversation, or in overcoming an interpersonal challenge, than a smile. A warm, genuine, sincere smile that emanates from your heart (from the inside out). The vast majority of these challenges in both personal and in business relationships could most likely be resolved peacefully with a smile,…

A Question About…”Nice”

On the most recent episode of my favorite online business show, Kitchen Table Talks with Chris Brogan and Joe Sorge (Tuesdays 2:00-2:30 ET on The Pulse Network), their weekly viewer discussion question was… “Are you ‘too nice’?” It was an excellent discussion point which brought many insightful responses. The question itself, however, contains a bit…

Mindreading and Understanding

{Quick note: In writing this post I’m featuring insights and wisdom learned from my Dad, Mike Burg whom, for years, I personally witnessed helping put broken families back together again.} One surprising area that occurs from time to time within even the healthiest of family relationships is the “unexpected complaint.” In other words, Susie is…