News: Labor Day Sale

Both print and Kindle edition’s of Women Can Renew the World IF…and So Can You and Love on the Rocks with a Twist–Delightful Fiction with Lessons on Dealing with Others are on sale from August 29 through September 6. Please click on the book titles...
Axios’ Take on Dealing with Others

Axios’ Take on Dealing with Others

I get most of my national and international news in email newsletters from well regarded sources such as the Poynter Institute and Axios. Axios recently launched a new one, Finish Line, that focuses on upbeat stories. A recent issue summarizes how Axios trains its...
The Power of Listening

The Power of Listening

Many of the principles of persuasion and consensus building are counterintuitive, perhaps none more so than the value of listening. When we disagree with someone, our knee-jerk reaction is to go into defense mode, don our mental boxing gloves and prepare our...
Charlie and the Silver Rule of Consensus, Part I

Charlie and the Silver Rule of Consensus, Part I

Pretty much every religion had some leader or sage who pronounced a Golden Rule—we should treat others as we ourselves would like to be treated. In Leviticus, Judaism teaches, “[L]ove your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus is described as honoring this teaching and...