How the Skills I Teach Changed My Life

How the Skills I Teach Changed My Life

I’m delighted that so many visitors to my new website enjoy the chalkboard slider at the top of the homepage, with its rotating phrases about persuasion, consensus and communication. After reading the phrase, “Learn the skills that changed Margaret’s life,” one man...
Study Notes for “Peaches”

Study Notes for “Peaches”

I recently posted the short story “Peaches” from my book Love on the Rocks with a Twist—Delightful Fiction with Lessons on Dealing with Others.” Thanks to all of you who let me know how much you enjoyed it. “Peaches” and its study notes show how you can take the same...
Free Short Story: “Peaches”

Free Short Story: “Peaches”

Many, many thanks for your patience with my infrequent blog posting lately. I think you’ll approve of the reasons, however. One is that we’re working on a wonderful new web site. I can’t wait to show it off. The other is that I’m on a roll with my third book, Talking...
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,...
Your Opinions Please

Your Opinions Please

When I first crafted a slogan for my consensus-building and communication services, I tried it out on a man I’ll call “Jack,” whom I met at church.  The slogan, which had been clicking with my corporate and professional clients, was, “Get what you want from others,...