Fortunate Flu?

Fortunate Flu?

OK, maybe “fortunate” is too strong a word. I would rather not repeat this experience, thank you very much. But most of you know I believe a positive attitude—not starry-eyed naïveté, but realistically positive attitude—helps us in every kind of human endeavor, including our dealings with other people.So, while I was staying home with the flu anyway, I decided to brainstorm all the positive aspects of this situation.

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Your Opinions Please

Your Opinions Please

I’m considering a change in my slogan, “Get what you need from others, while building bridges, not burning them.” I’d love to hear your opinions of the new version.

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Faith Restored

Faith Restored

Recently, 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. The engine wasn’t running!…I had to buy a new fuel pump, to the tune of some $900+. Read why 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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