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Are You a Jerk or a Pushover? Study Says You're Likely Oblivious

Amy Morin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Whether you're asking your boss for a raise, or you're talking to your partner about where to spend the holidays this year, effective negotiating skills are important. Limited self-awareness about when you're being too pushy and when you're not speaking up enough can wreak havoc on your relationships.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

How to Use the "Door in the Face" Technique to Get What You Want

Quora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business

One interesting, and counter-intuitive, way to get what you want is the Door-In-The-Face (DITF) technique. The idea is to intentionally get rejected, then retreat, and ask for something smaller.

Why Women Need To Learn How To Negotiate

Jackie Harder | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Jackie Harder

In the workplace, we feel if we talk about our accomplishments, it will come across as bragging. And too many of us believe that if we just work hard, we will be recognized and rewarded appropriately. Don't believe everything you think.

7 Top Tips When Recruiters Negotiate Your Salary

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Grainger

Working with recruiters is an integral part of most people's job search strategy, yet there seems to be a consistently negative perception about recruiters: aggressive, untrustworthy, and only interested in placement fees.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.

The Art of Negotiation: The Basics

John Fox, Jr. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
John Fox, Jr.

Just as different people have different personalities, you will find that there are different negotiation techniques that will work best for you.

Want to Ask for a Raise? 8 Things You Might Want to Do First

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Java allows you to create computer programs, learn more about computer programming languages, create web applications and more. And if you want a job in coding, technology or anything else related to computer applications, knowing Java is a must.

Kings of the Hill: Had My Mother Attended the Nuclear Negotiations

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Rep. Steve Israel

IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MOHAMMED JAVAD ZARIF: The hour is late. Do we have a deal or not?

SYLVIA: What, all of a sudden you're in such a rush? You should never sign a nuclear program agreement on an empty stomach. Here, have some more brisket.

The 5-Step Negotiation Process I Use To Lower My Monthly Bills By 25%

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.31.2015 | Money
Tyler Tervooren

Anyone who tells you something is "non-negotiable" is, in fact, using that as a negotiation strategy themselves. Those of us familiar with haggling know the truth: everything is negotiable.

How to Avoid These Three Major Negotiation Mistakes

GoGirl Finance | Posted 05.24.2015 | Money
GoGirl Finance

Whether you're new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone.

#ExceptionalCareers Series: What You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Do in Negotiations

Sanyin Siang | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Sanyin Siang

People on the other side of the table appreciate the honesty. No one has the time to second-guess or read minds. You owe it to yourself and your employer to be honest.

The Missing Ingredient in the Iran and P5+1 Negotiations

Common Ground News Service | Posted 05.16.2015 | World
Common Ground News Service

A missing voice in negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 is that of the global interreligious community. It is astounding that this voice has either been intentionally muted by the American media or, even worse, discredited by our own government as a comparatively unimportant interference in negotiations.

Is GOP Senators' Letter to Iran a Green Light for Unilateral Action?

Kevin Price | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

Memo to the GOP: You are the new majority in both Houses of Congress. Based on recent actions by many of its members, that status seems in danger.


Justin Frank | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Justin Frank

March 4th - the day after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's historic belligerent address urging both Houses of Congress to force President Obama away...

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

Quora | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business

Don't negotiate. Tell the salesperson and sales manager that you'll sign the paperwork the minute they hit your target figure. Politely decline any counter-offers, give them your phone number, and leave.

5 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary, Every Time

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

Negotiating your salary shows your employer that you are capable, confident and comfortable with what you have to offer. Those skills are the ones your employer will value when it comes to increasing your level of responsibility, trusting you with clients and promoting you.

10 Ways to Become a Better Negotiator Next Year

Dianna Booher | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

As I've coached senior leaders in communication skills for the past three decades, I've had opportunity to observe 10 habits that set successful negotiators apart from their less-successful colleagues.

Framing The Year-End Conversation At Work

Ellevate | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women

It's that time of year again... appraisals, evaluations, bonuses, raises. You know what you want. You know you've worked hard, but this is a tricky topic. Lean in? Wait for Karma? (please don't).

Are You Being Too Assertive? Not Enough?

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

Many people want to be more assertive in the workplace. Being assertive can help you voice your opinions to your coworkers, help you negotiate that promotion and pay raise, and also has a number of health benefits. Many people want to be more assertive but suffer from being too passive, abandoning their good ideas or not voicing their opinions to avoid conflict with others.

Good Climate Policy Is Good for Economic Growth

Jake Levine | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Jake Levine

A growing economy and rising sea levels don't have to coincide. Indeed, we now know they are antagonistic. What good is a commercial business district if all the workers have fled in search of breathable air? Or a farm without fresh water?

4 Things You Must Do to Get the Salary You Deserve

Karen Frankola | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Karen Frankola

Hiring managers expect you to negotiate and some will think less of you if you don't. The chances of you being seen as overly aggressive are much less than you imagine. You can also use this advice when negotiating for an annual raise or even a retirement/severance package.

Escalation: A Failure of Sorts

S. L. Young | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Escalation shouldn't be used as a threat. Escalation -- instead -- should be used as a final invitation to negotiate prior to moving an issue to the next level for review.

The Importance of Courage

Kim Keating | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

Whatever plan you envision for your life, remember to always have faith. Not everything will happen the way you would like, not everyone will support you, and no one will be successful 100 percent of the time. When we face challenges in our life, resilience makes all of the difference.

Don't Negotiate Your Way Out of Negotiating

Alex Charfen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

Remember, it is also OK to walk away from a deal. If you are not able to work with the other party down to your dollar comfort zone, then walk away from the deal.