Nice Guys Finish Last…And First!

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Nice Guys Finish Last... and First

Have you ever participated in volunteer work that left you feeling great?  Delivering meals to shut-ins and those less fortunate left me feeling great recently.  It also left me with a feeling of appreciation for what I have in life.  Research backs up the warm fuzzy feeling you can get from giving to others.  Michael Steger, Ph.D., conducted a study … Read More

Speak Up!

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By Bill Auxier, Ph.D. Early on in my career, I was taught that after asking a question, if there was a pause in the conversation and silence prevailed, the next person who spoke “lost.”  I was convinced that this technique worked, so I adapted it, particularly during negotiations.  Regardless whether I “won” or “lost,” by utilizing this communication technique I … Read More