Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on December 4th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“You cannot negotiate with a tiger while your head is in its mouth.”

– Winston Churchill

Negotiation is very situational, that is, its success or failure depends to a considerable degree upon the relative position of the parties. As a very prime example, are you the very best in your field, with knowledge, skills and relations that every employer wants? That makes your negotiations with your employer pretty easy. On the other hand, if your knowledge, skills and relations are common and not very valuable to your employer, negotiation is a lot harder. So, figure out, seek and develop what your employer and all other employers in your industry want and need, and you will be the tiger with their heads in your mouth.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on November 27th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“Anybody who is not pulling his weight is probably pushing his luck.”

– Adi Da

These 12 words convey so well my overall view of making a living in the 21st century. You need to be of value, make sure your value is known, and then ask for your value in return. From there, whether the issue before you is your salary, your job security or stock options, resolution flows rather simply. And it’s the same message, whether you are an employee, a consultant, a business owner or even an investor. Pull your weight, or push your luck. It’s a push-pull world.

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For Thanksgiving Day:

Published on November 23rd, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

“On many holidays, we celebrate our independence.
On Thanksgiving, we acknowledge our dependence.”

– William Jennings Bryan

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on November 20th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“I do not believe in a fate that falls on people however they act.
But I do believe in a fate that falls on people unless they act.”

– G.K. Chesterton
Writer, Poet, Philosopher

No one is immune from insecurity, unfairness, disappointment, injustice or pain at work, or in other parts of their life. They hit us all, to one degree or another, sooner or later. But, taking steps and devoting efforts to minimize difficulties and maximize opportunities at work, and in other parts of our lives, are available to us all. No matter the misfortune, a better work life is there for the taking, if only you reach for it.

This quote was sent to us by our Rod L. from Tenafly, New Jersey. Good thought, Rod. 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 November 13th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“The world is worse because the newspapers are better.”

– Unknown Author

Just a reminder not to let the day’s news get you down – whichever “side” you may be on. Whatever is taking place, here, there or beyond, is known to us in seconds. And the more tragic and upsetting, the more it seems to be given to us by the media, in newspapers, in social media, and elsewhere. It comes at us all day, every day, and ceaselessly. Just remember that there are more good people than bad, and that you can make things a little better around you, each day.

This quote was sent to us by our “Blog Family Member” Tara who is working in Madrid, Spain. “Gracias,” to Tara. If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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Alan L. Sklover

Alan L. Sklover

Employment Attorney
and Career Strategist
for over 30 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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