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Creativity is the secret sauce of negotiation

A nature scene, with rocks, trees, and mountains reflected in the Bow River in Canmore, Alberta.

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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Negotiation runs deep for me: remembering Baba

A group of 8 women are posing for a photo. The women are dressed for work in a factory. Joanne's Baba is wearing a dark jumpsuit, identifying her as a leader. These women were riveters on B-52 bombers in Toronto during WWII.

Stubborn. Obstinate. I’ve been called worse. But I definitely came by those accusations honestly. It’s a thing in my family – at least on my dad’s side. My great-grandmother lived to 103, and my grandparents to 91 and 92. I think it was because they were stubborn, persistent people who had worked hard their whole …

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