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Thanksgiving Tidbits

Thanksgiving Tidbits

Where is the thanks in thanksgiving for you? Many people offer thanks for the good things in their lives to some higher power. Many pay it forward by making donations of money or time to charities that help people who do not enjoy our advantages. I certainly try to do...

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Another Sneak Peek —Discussing Interests

Another Sneak Peek —Discussing Interests

I’m so encouraged by the interest people are showing in my book in progress Women Can Renew the World IF…and So Can You. I previously posted a sneak preview excerpt to my blog, and got favorable reactions. So here’s another sneak peek for you. This is one of the exercises at the ends of chapters. It features one of my favorite books/movies, The Lord of the Rings–The Two Towers.

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Lessons from My Spooky Christmas Story

Lessons from My Spooky Christmas Story

Last time I posted a little story I wrote for a contest and asked you all if you could see any communication skills lessons in it. “Jody” wrote that she would have liked me to have Mom and Iris to look into why Dad was so negative and grumpy. That was a good insight because “Why?” is our first magic question for uncovering the interests and concerns driving a person’s behavior and positions. These insights show us how to appeal to them, and thus, build consensus. Unfortunately, the contest requires…

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Best COVID News I’ve Heard in Months

Best COVID News I’ve Heard in Months

I'm sure many of you read this title and felt like saying, "Really, Margaret, you think there's good news about COVID now? Cases are spiking again, and at least 90% of them are the more contagious Delta variant. It was only yesterday that the CDC advised vaccinated...

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Preview of My New Book

Preview of My New Book

Good news--I've been making great headway on my new book and am very close to having a complete draft to send out for critique and editing. The book deals with productive discussions of sensitive issues such as sexual harassment, implicit bias, COVID19 vaccines, or...

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Take and Give Time to Think

Take and Give Time to Think

Last week, I delivered my presentation on “Communication Tips for Project Managers” for the San Diego chapter of PMI. It was the most fun I’ve ever had giving any such presentation. Read a few quick tips I gave them and how they relate to a delicious meal.

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People Say….

Working with Margaret helped me understand that conflict does not automatically have to mean confrontation. Now I know how to seek solutions that bene… Read more
Anneliese DavisSenior Non-Profit Executive

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