Bob Burg helps educators turn adversaries into allies.

How Can You Turn Adversaries Into Allies? with Bob Burg

Bob Burg @BobBurg has some fascinating advice for how to turn adversaries into allies with his new book Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion. As teachers, we never know when we're going to have a tough situation walk through our door or barge into our inbox, so his advice is very helpful and timely for all of us – especially during high-stress times of the school year. (Like testing or the end of the year for those of us in the northern hemisphere.)

Who will want to listen to this show

Everyone who might have someone get angry with them. That's all of you. We all need this relational advice and Bob gives some good ones.

I particularly like with Bob talks about how you view adversaries — are they really your adversary? Some of his thoughts are reminiscent of Dale Carnegie, but with a slightly different take.

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You'll want to pick up Adversaries into Allies. Bob has a thought provoking blog and I was quite intrigued at his recent post about Why So Many People Sabotage Their Happiness. We see this in kids (and teachers) who just seem to wreck the very thing that can bring them joy.

We all must challenge ourselves to improve our interpersonal relations with parents, administrators, colleagues and students.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Bob Burg April 7, 2014 - 6:56 am

Vicki: Thank you. I’m beyond honored that my work is being featured by someone for whom I have such huge respect and admiration. Thank you so much!!

Mary Beth Cunat April 16, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Just ordered the book. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful resources with the world.

coolcatteacher April 16, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Great book! Glad to help spread the word about so many amazing people!Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

coolcatteacher June 18, 2014 - 6:43 am

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