Faith Restored

Faith Restored

Several days ago, I was driving at about 50 mph. All of a sudden, when I pushed on the accelerator, I found I was going slower, not faster, and the car was mighty quiet. The engine wasn’t running!…I have to buy a new fuel pump, to the tune of some $900+. But I wouldn’t undo that break down and aftermath if I could.

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Unbelievably Magical

Unbelievably Magical

My slogan is, “Get more of what you need from others, while building bridges, not burning them.” The most magical aspect of the consensus building system I teach also happens to be the most difficult for people to believe. Building consensus without burning bridges need not mean compromise. It does not mean giving in to the other person in order to keep the peace. You can actually get more of what you want while also building bridges, not burning them. Here’s an example from my book Love on the Rocks with a Twist–Delightful Fiction with Lessons on Dealing with Others.

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Upcoming Workshop: Getting Comfortable with Negotiation

Upcoming Workshop: Getting Comfortable with Negotiation

I will present a 50 min. workshop on “Getting comfortable with Negotiation” for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section, Women in Energy Congress, Jan. 18, 2019, 1:10 PM. Getting Comfortable with Negotiation:  What if reaching agreement didn’t have to have to mean haggling and compromise? Imagine not guessing how much to exaggerate an opening position, or how much...

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Book Sneak Peek + More “Me Too” Answers

Book Sneak Peek + More “Me Too” Answers

This post is a two-in-one! It answers the question: “If the Me Too women aren’t in it for money, why do they only out rich men?” Plus, it forms a part of my new book in progress, Bridges to Understanding.

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The Golden Rule Isn’t Always Enough

The Golden Rule Isn’t Always Enough

Just as we all agree that we should drive carefully, defensively and alertly, we embrace basic principles of how to deal with one another. Many religious leaders, philosophers and sages have pronounced a Golden Rule of Love—we should treat others as we ourselves would like to be treated. Misunderstandings still arise because not everyone wants to be treated the same way in a given situation.

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