discussions

April 1, 2014

Negotiation Is Like A Chess Game

Negotiation is a lot like a chess game.  Chess is a game of strategy, negotiation is also a game of strategy.  With chess there is a winner and a loser […]
March 17, 2014

You Can’t Negotiate With Crazy

You Can’t Negotiate With Crazy.  This is not referring to someone who is mentally incapacitated or insane.  Contracts with those types of people as well as people under the influence […]
February 23, 2014

Ask For Exactly What I Want – Ask Better Questions

A couple weeks ago I did a blog post on asking for exactly what I want.  It is all about the ask.  This is one of the biggest mistakes people […]
February 20, 2014

Verify The Facts

You’ve probably heard the adage “Trust but Verify.”  Nowadays it seems like a challenge to take things at face value.  There are so many stories that are fabricated or embellished […]
February 17, 2014

Leave Emotion Out

Have you ever been in a discussion with someone or doing a deal where they said something that really made you angry or upset?  How about someone just flat out […]
February 7, 2014

Win-Win What Does That Really Mean?

Win Win, what does that really mean anyway?  My new book Think Like A Negotiator, 50 ways to create win-win results by understanding the pitfalls to avoid is all about […]
January 29, 2014

Think Like A Negotiator Book Has Arrived!

It’s finally here!  The Think Like A Negotiator Book arrived yesterday.  If you got in on the pre-launch I will be sending it out within the next week.  There’s still […]
November 5, 2013

Live life with no regrets – Negotiation is not just about business deals

When I hold my training events or go to associations, organizations or corporations and do training events, sometimes people are surprised that I have an element of personal development inserted […]
July 17, 2013

A Friend’s Reminder Gives a New Perspective

I was chatting on the phone this morning with my friend Cat Hammes known as the “One Legged Blonde.”  She has been riding motorcycles for 31 years long before women […]