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“The Form”

Posted by Lou Imbriano

If you're a parent of adolescents, you know that getting the whole story is not as easy as just asking for it. Because of this fact, we invented "The Form", a questionnaire the kids have to fill out if they are planning to attend any outside activities with their friends that are more detailed and intricate than just "shooting hoops with" or "studying with". The kids think it is ridiculous, of course, but all the parents we mention it to seem to like the idea. So I thought we would share it with everyone, in case they want to implement it in their household. We hope it helps sort through t

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How to Say “No” (Graciously and Effectively)

Posted by Lou Imbriano

This week we have a special guest post from Bob Burg, the co-author of one of my favorite books, The Go-Giver. Bob's new book Adversaries into Allies hits the book shelves this week. Bob is an incredible Relationship Architect and he understands that saying "No" is not only appropriate, it is also good for a relationship, when done properly. Bob, shows the way in this guest post. How to Say “No” (Graciously and Effectively) By Bob Burg Have you ever been asked to do something that you simply didn’t want to do? Yet, saying no was difficult. Perhaps you didn’t want to let them do

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Never Hesitate, Even Under The Toughest Circumstances

Posted by Lou Imbriano

With a little push from my parents, I ended up leaving the comfort of my hometown and went to Boston College High School.  It was not easy leaving the familiarity of the neighborhood, but I feel leaving your comfort zone opens you up to great experiences that help a person form a larger variety and range of relationships. To get to BC High, I had to use public transportation. First, I took the MBTA (train) from East Boston to Dorchester.  Then, I took the blue line (subway) to the green line to the red line. Finally, I’d walk from the station, over the highway overpass, and by the bank

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