When I Talk About ‘Negotiation’

We negotiate all the time, whether we notice it or not. I see negotiation in conversations every day, but that’s probably because I now possess a ‘conflict resolution’ mindset. You might not see these regular interactions as...

Listening is the Training for Listening

Recently a colleague spoke quite passionately about the difficult discussions she’s been having with her 11 year-old daughter regarding make up. The daughter wants to wear make up and the mom doesn’t want her to. Mom said, “I just want her to listen...

Parenting & Negotiation

Parenting is a very long series of negotiations. If you have feelings about negotiating (‘it’s too hard’, ‘people are too mean to negotiate with’, ‘I never win’, ‘what does winning even look like for me?’, ‘I...