You can hit first and hard with harsh words or listen first and soften hearts with understanding and keep your job/relationship.
You can take offense or mend a fence. To not mend one is an offense to the fence. Let go of the offense for YOU. Mend the fence.
They don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care about them. Show it so they know it. They’ll help you grow it.
You can never go wrong commending someone for what they did right: ‘Well done!’
Mistake #1: Making the mistake. Mistake #2: Not admitting it. Mistake #3: Blaming others. Three strikes: You’re OUT. Admit it!
1-problem divided by 2-problem-solvers = Problem solved in half the time. If one of the 2 IS the problem, ‘Hello, long division!’
How to avoid backlash over a comment: Rehash the comment before you launch it.
How to stay happily together: Work through problems together.
Radical Friendliness: the decision to be friendly to all, even to those who act like they’ve been weaned on a pickle.
It’s easy to be friendly. It’s also easy not to. Unfriendly has unfriendly returns. Smile and wave. Make someone’s day.
A word of encouragement and a shower of praise are the keys to Productive and Happy Days.
If you appreciate similarities and respect differences, the differences will work with the similarities, to the delight of all.