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Ken Kirsh
Ken Kirsh is the author of How To Kill Your Company: 50 Ways You're Bleeding Your Organization and Damaging Your Career. The book helps instantly identify self-sabotaging behavior in yourself and those who report to you, and reveals ways to make immediately productive change.

Entries by Ken Kirsh

Negotiating Online

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 4:41 PM

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...

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Are Men More Controlling?

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 5:37 PM

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...

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5 Overlooked Ways to Deal With Divorce

(5) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 11:13 AM

If you're married, chances are you'll get divorced. Fifty-three percent to be exact.

The tunnel of love will turn to hate, where passages of romance and relative calm morph into disdain and anxiety, a dark ride that becomes darker.

I've heard the term amicable divorce many times...

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The 80/20 Rule Revisited

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 5:52 PM

You learned about the 80/20 rule in college or early in your career. If you still adhere to it, formally or otherwise, the business you're responsible for may be suffering without your even realizing it.

Why? Because, as I see it, the ratio is closer to 95/5 now. And...

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