A CLASSY ANSWER….Often we can be put on the spot with someone who simply is looking for us to say something negative….Someone who simply wants us to join in the verbal “beating someone up….” People pull others into conversations that normally they would never enter into…but somehow they get caught off guard and fall right into the negativity that the other person is promoting….So how do we respond….?...more

Mom: The Great Negotiator? Not in Corporate America!

My Daughter:  “Mommy, I’m all done.”Me: “Give me 3 more bites, then you can be all done.”Sound familiar?My Daughter:  “Mommy, I want to go outside.”...more

How to Negotiate Your Salary

It has been shown over and over that women tend to leave hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not millions) on the table over the course of their careers simply because they did not ask for more. Whether it is because of the gender wage gap or some other phenomenon, the bottom line is, if you don't ask you definitely won't receive. ...more
 @Chris--MomathonBlog.com Absolutely! as a contractor or entrepreneur you are negotiating much ...more

Job Hunting...A Bit Like Dating Really

I am mentoring the most adorable, clever intern this summer. And just today, we discussed how women are paid less than their male counterparts (oh yes, still, something like 20% isn't it) partly because we don't negotiate like they do. She would like to stay here. Her boss would like her to stay here. Of course, I would love for her to stay here, she is very capable and has an astounding work ethic for a college junior. But as HR sometimes does...they are dragging their feet, disorganized and not helpful....more

What Have I Learned about Managing My Career?

I never mind making mistakes as long as I learn from them. My most recent mistake was staying in my old role about six months too long....more

Are Food Bloggers Negotiating Opportunities?

So how does it happen? Food bloggers making money from their writing, photography, advertising; have they negotiated the paid work? Did the blogger initiate it or did the opportunity come to them? And maybe more importantly, for those of us who may not have the paid work that we want, did we try to negotiate every opportunity presented to us? ...more

I agree it's a delicate matter. Sometimes you can't get money, but you might be able to get ...more

The Art of Negotiation

Entrepreneurs know that understanding common negotiation tactics is good business. Having a good understanding of the strategies that can be used by you or on you is necessary to becoming a skilled negotiator....more

Glad to hear from someone who loves negotiations like I do. I love your illustration on ...more

Why Is It A Good Time To Get A Raise?

With the economy in turmoil, many people are wondering if they should consider asking for a raise now or wait.  My recommendation is to start the process now. ...more

How To Get A Raise At Work

The last few weeks have been an amazing time for women no matter which political party you favor. One woman was almost the Presidential choice for a major party and the other major party did choose a woman as their Vice-Presidential choice. ...more

The Special Place in Hell….

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State One dynamic that hinders women from being more successful is something that most people don’t speak about openly: women’s damaging competition with other women. By “damaging competition”, we mean competition that is not productive, but instead is personal and mean- spirited in nature. ...more