Don’t Let Fun Dictate

Posted by Lou Imbriano

I recently spent time with a great group of friends, and we had a grand old time sharing stories, having dinner, drinking wine and really having a lot of laughs. It got me thinking about the close relationship I have with this group and how these friendships compare to my business relationships. The most glaring revelation is how drastically different they are. I profess all the time about building unbreakable relationships, but there has to be a clear distinction among the categories of relationships you have. The group that Patricia (my friend of 29 years and wife of 21 years) and I were

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Title Does Not Equal Accomplishment

Posted by Lou Imbriano

Growing up in an Italian family makes you rich in culture and tradition. There are so many wonderful aspects about how we enjoy life together – spending time together, the way that we welcome folks into our home with genuine kindness and hospitality, the fabulous food, and much, much more.  A great deal of any success that I have achieved is due to how I grew up and how the Italian lifestyle was instilled in me. I will write about this from time to time, but in this post, I would like to point out a tradition that I no longer believe in, and that I haven’t for some time now. It actuall

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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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