"It is always someone else’s fault."
At a global level, negotiating skills may be the key to bridging differences and arriving at an evolved exchange of ideas
Let's start talking.
In honor of Equal Pay Day this month, I had the opportunity to facilitate a Lean In Facebook Q&A that reached 139,900 people on one of the more challenging sticky floors for women (and men in some cases). That sticky floor is called Asking For What You Want.
How many of us are too uncomfortable to ask for what we need, and deserve -- and therefore, end up donating our value, or breaking off a relationship in order to avoid that outcome?
The only negotiating result that can stand the test of time is win-win. BRAVE negotiating can get you there, working through behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and the environment from the outside in as you prepare in advance, manage the moment and follow through.
Where do you go for gems?! The junkyard of course! We ended up finding some great pieces too: a mirror, two bronze jugs, an old bar marquee that say's "Jo's Place", and a vintage gum ball machine.
Want to save money? Get out of the house. Help keep these stores alive while trying to get a better price in person. We think we're too busy when we're really just being lazy or not thinking.
Admittedly, the situation at the moment looks grim: After months of negotiations, a dozen personal visits from the secretary, and countless trips between Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel is announcing new settlements and reneging on its agreement to release a small number of Palestinian prisoners this weekend.
You are creating a reputation for yourself. Your life and your career are longer than this one deal.