Negotiating Online

When I was thirteen, I went with my dad to Sears to buy a lawnmower. Even at that age, I was aware enough to be embarrassed when he started to negotiate with the garden department sales person.But that shame quickly turned to shock and awe when he actually got the price lowered substantially. Sears? A retail giant? Negotiate? Never mind that lesson. Flash forward a few decades for a more important one....more

Are Men More Controlling?

I’m not sure. Are you? Women have long been unfairly labeled as bitches when demonstrating firm leadership skills while men are described as strong. This often relates directly to control. I can cite numerous times in the workplace where both men and women have gotten so controlling, so out of hand, that they undermine the morale of their team and the success of the very project their managing. You can too, right?...more