Empathy

Creativity is the secret sauce of negotiation

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Whether it’s for a new job, a partnership, or for a conversation with your family, creativity is the secret sauce that helps us to navigate a difficult conversation to find a mutually beneficial solution. Creativity is the factor that sets a negotiation apart from simply offering concessions or compromises. Curious? Let me tell you about …

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Ukraine, Texas, and Indigenous history have one thing in common

A group of 5 young girls, including a 7 year old Joanne, poses in their Ukrainian dancing costumes on a stage.

I had a great topic for a blog this week, but you’re going to have to wait. My mind and my heart are preoccupied with two events that are weighing particularly heavy on me right now. The illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the Texas governor’s decision to effectively criminalize gender-affirming care for kids. FFS. …

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Women leaders are burning out and that sets everyone back

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Women are rising to the moment as stronger leaders, but their work is going unrecognized. This is one of the most disturbing findings in the 2021 Women in the Workplace report that McKinsey & Company released this week. During the past 18 months, women have stepped deeply into the messy part of leadership – into …

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