Communication

Dealing with a control freak

March 9, 2022
Victims of a control freak’s actions may ponder how to get the person to change. Playing armchair mental health professional, though, does not usually help. Rather, a better strategy for those confronting this issue might be figuring out how to coexist. Here are some suggestions.

7 podcasts to up your negotiation game

March 9, 2022
As podcasts have grown into a larger and more dominant media landscape, many of us are taking advantage of the vast and varied resources of knowledge they can provide. Below are some of the most popular programs focused on negotiations.

Break negotiation down to its most basic meaning

March 9, 2022
In the book Negotiating Life, author Jeswald Salacuse deconstructs the term. Derived from two Latin words, its literal meaning is “not leisure.”

A lesson from the Major League Baseball lockout

March 9, 2022
Know going in which side can appeal to the bigger audience.

A classic game is an opportunity to bargain

March 9, 2022
Sitting down to play a game of Monopoly with some new friends after a casual dinner party once, writer Linda Gladwick soon realized there were two absolute sharks at the table—people who threw themselves into Monopoly’s bargaining rules to play for keeps.

How to approach an ugly deadlock

March 9, 2022
As of this writing, the start of the 2022 Major League Baseball season has been postponed as management and the players’ union remain mostly unyielding in their respective demands. It seems like the perfect moment to think about deadlocks.

Get on stage to highlight your excellence

March 2, 2022
Imagine getting up on stage with the safety of knowing that the focus isn’t necessarily on you.

8 essential tips for the visual learner

March 2, 2022
If you receive new ideas most effectively with a visual element, here are some methods you may want to incorporate in your working environment.

Is your staff suffering from FORTO?

February 24, 2022
Make them see the office as an inviting place to come back to.

Scaling civility as your business grows

February 9, 2022
One of the most critical steps is to launch a startup with a recognition of the need for a code of conduct specifying how the startup’s members will interact with each other, with customers, with suppliers. Some startups call it their “rules”; others identify it as their value statement. I call it a framework for civility.