Harassment and Your Workplace: How to Avoid the Costs

If you're like many people, you're unsure what constitutes workplace harassment. The Harvey Weinstein variety of sexual harassment is only the tip of the iceberg - just one type of workplace harassment. 

Don’t be fooled into thinking that sexual harassment is the only problem. The EEOC reported that 55% of harassment complaints in 2015 addressed other categories.

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7 Tips to Transform Disagreements Into Opportunities in 2018

Conflict happens. Manage it...and receive unexpected benefits. 

The Chinese symbol for conflict means danger + opportunity. Conflict can be an unpleasant threat…or it can provide unexpected benefits. It’s really up to you.

Since you will inevitably face disagreements in the workplace and in your personal relationships, here are some tips for making 2018 one of your best years yet.

1.  Manage your reaction. Conflict can bring out the worst in us. Anger, surprise, and hurt can trigger knee-jerk reactions we regret. They may feel good in the moment but rarely do emotional responses get us the best outcome. 
 

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Negotiation Tips to Improve Your Marriage

Getting your spouse to do things you'd like takes the right approach and subtle touch. Here are some tips from negotiation best practices. 

He wants to watch TV rather than spend time with you. She doesn’t have the same vitality and drive that first attracted you to her. He won’t help with the housework. She resists taking that fantastic vacation. 

How many times have you wanted to light a fire under your spouse to get him or her to do the things they should do (or that you want them to do)? Do you sometimes feel like you are the one making the major effort in your marriage? 

Although it can be dangerous to have unrealistic expectations of your spouse, there are ways to motivate that will build your relationship rather than harm it. 

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Negotiation Lizard vs Negotiation Leader

Which are you – a lizard or a leader? Are you a lizard – someone who responds to situations instinctually and emotionally…with anger, for instance. Or are you a leader – in control of yourself…you choose when to respond emotionally. Do you wish you were in better control of your responses? Do you wish there was something you could do to increase your steadiness, your wisdom, your control, even your happiness?

Every one of us can improve our life by training our brain. And it’s not as difficult as you might think.

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