business

August 14, 2017

Use Your Leverage and Influence

Use your leverage and influence is one of the tips in the Think Like A Negotiator book.  Basically, leverage is the exertion of force. Influence is the capacity to have […]
July 31, 2017

Good Negotiators Need Focus, Coaching and Training

I went to see the “Rumble on the Water 2” fight at the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA this past weekend.  There were several fights on the schedule and […]
May 23, 2017
AARP Magazine

Sensationalization of Women Keeping Us In A Box?

We still hear about problems women have in various environments.  Problems with sexual assault in the military, harassment at work, not being considered for something because you are a woman.  […]
April 6, 2017

Judge Judy – A Great Lesson in Negotiation Preparation

When you are preparing your position in negotiation you should consider whether or not you are willing to go to court. I watch Judge Judy clips on YouTube as education […]
December 16, 2016
failed business relationship

Business Relationship Management Fail

A poor example of business relationship management – someone sent me a connection request on LinkedIn – I always check to make sure they are real like I do in […]
October 30, 2016
After Action Report

After Action Report / Review of Performance

AAR – After Action Report/Review is something required in the military after completion of a mission to evaluate what worked, what didn’t and what could be done next time to […]
September 1, 2016
Don't Negotiate!

STOP! DON’T NEGOTIATE!

STOP! DON’T NEGOTIATE! What? Don’t negotiate? How is that thinking like a negotiator? There are times when it’s appropriate to not negotiate. This would be something you would consider during […]
August 30, 2016

The Journey to Achieve the Goal – Toastmasters Accredited Speaker #68

I returned recently from the Toastmasters International Convention 2016 where I spoke in the Level 2 final for the Accredited Speaker (AS) designation and earned the designation as the 68th […]
June 11, 2016

Single Strategy for Successful Vehicle Negotiations

Negotiating a car deal is one of the most common things that people do. At one time or another you might be in a position to buy a car from […]