Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on December 17th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

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“A nick here,
a nick there . . .
pretty soon you are bleeding to death.”

– Arthur Ashe, Pro Tennis Player
(describing the tennis style of John McEnroe)

Everyone has their own way of “negotiating.” One way, often quite effective, is to chip, chip, chip away at the will, patience and perseverance of your negotiating counterpart. In workplace negotiating, I have seen this method attempted many times, often in a passive-aggressive manner, by a manager trying to induce an employee to either quit, or engage in some type of “improper” conduct, such as yelling. If someone at work repeatedly “nicks” you, don’t fall prey to it. Understand what is being done, keep your head up high, and don’t worry – you won’t bleed to death, unless you allow yourself to.

This quote was shared with us by Deedee, of Los Angeles, California. Thanks, Deedee, for the reminder of how others sometimes try to hurt us. If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on December 10th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

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“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reason. They just couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.”

– Jay Leno

In this “holiday season,” let’s remember that “holiday” is derived from “holy day.” Whether at work or elsewhere, and regardless of your faith or your having no faith, keep “the spirit” in mind and heart. Whether with or without presents, add a touch of kindness to everyone – loved ones and strangers, alike – you come upon. That’s what the “holidays” are for.

This quote was shared with us by Jan of Youngstown, Ohio, a longtime friend and almost-family-member. “Right back, atcha,” Jan. If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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New Feedback

Published on December 4th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

Sklover Working Wisdom Testimonials

Lately we have received a lot of wonderful feedback . . . hope you don’t mind our sharing one recent example with you:

 
Dear Sklover Team,

I recently found your website, and used its information and guidance. It is in my opinion, based upon my professional experience and research, that without exception, Mr. Sklover (and his team) have produced the most impressive and complete compendium of freely available information, sage guidance and, most importantly, actionable behaviors on employee empowerment and self-protection. This is a superlative professional accomplishment.

Regards,

V.M.
Winter Haven, FL

 
We LOVE feedback of every kind. Your taking a minute to drop us an email would be so very much appreciated. Please keep email comments to 100 words or less, and direct them to vanessa@executivelaw.com (Names and other identifying information will be altered to ensure anonymity.)

Remember . .

“You are not alone, at work, any more.”™

 

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on December 3rd, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

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“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.”

– John Updike

At work, whether engaged in simple or complex tasks, as part of mundane or artistic assignments, put care into what you do. Perform each step, each phase, and each finishing touch better than anyone has imagined it could be done. That is the way nature and, if you will, God does things. One careful and caring step at a time. That is creation, at work.

This quote was shared with us by long-time blog family member Anthony D. of Youngstown, Ohio. Great quote, Anthony. If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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Happy Hanukkah

Published on December 2nd, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

On This First Night of Hanukkah – A Message for all our Friends, Regardless of Faith:

Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of “the light,” the miracle that it exists, and the miracle that it endures. Each of us can be a “light unto the world” in our own lives. Celebrate that light within you – and keep it alive. You will have something to celebrate each and every day, and so will all others. Be a light unto the world.

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Alan L. Sklover

Alan L. Sklover

Employment Attorney
and Career Strategist
for over 35 years

Job Security and Career Success now depend on knowing how to navigate and negotiate to gain the most for your skills, time and efforts. Learn the trade secrets and 'uncommon common sense' of Attorney Alan L. Sklover, the leading authority on "Negotiating for Yourself at Work™".

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