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Neutralize Difficult People with the Power of N.I.C.E.

Let’s face it, negotiation has a bad reputation. Often an analogy is drawn between negotiating and swimming with the sharks or entering the lion’s den. You could just label all other bullies, tyrants, and impossible people and lump them together under the title of the Big Bad Wolf. Though I’m no history buff, but I …

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Small Companies are Increasing Their Budgets for Training

In our last blog post, we shared some information from the latest Training Magazine, which reported that 65% of organizations had decreased their budget or experienced no budget change in 2012 from the year before. Of course, the converse of that fact is that 35% of organizations increased their training budgets in 2012. Let’s take …

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The Importance of Building Relationships in Business

If you have spent more than a few weeks in sales, then you have hopefully learned two valuable lessons about business relationships and networking: 1. There’s no correlation between your sales figures and the number of business cards you hand out. 2. Similarly, there’s no connection between your sales figures and the number of contacts …

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Learning and Adjusting to Mistakes in Hollywood

Steve Mosko has a significant amount of power in Hollywood.  He is the president of Sony Pictures Television and negotiated the largest syndication of a program in television history—the multimillion-dollar, record setting Seinfeld deal.  Steve can control a room as soon as he walks in and seems completely at ease doing it.  Interestingly, some of …

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