Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on February 21st, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“The beginning of health is to know the disease.”

– Spanish Proverb

At work, and in other parts of our lives, we often focus our attention on what we want, how good it would be to have it, and why we need it so much. Unfortunately, that focus often gets in the way of getting whatever it is. The more effective focus may be “Why don’t I have it,” “Why do I need it?” and “Is that the thing I really want?” Get to know the problem, and I mean the real problem, and the real solution may just appear before you.

This week’s proverb was offered up by Mankind M. (Yes, that really is his first name!) from lovely Trinidad. If you would like to contribute a favorite quote, saying, proverb, or story, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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President’s Day

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

President's Day

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra
must turn his back on the crowd.”

– Max Lucado

The Presidency is a kind of podium. It is an opportunity to lead. It promises nothing but the opportunity to lead by vision, example and inspiration. Today in the U.S. we celebrate those whose leadership has taken us to this day, and pray for those who today and tomorrow will, we hope, continue in that tradition.

P.S.: Enjoy the day off.

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Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 5: Email is Your Faithful Friend

Published on February 16th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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It often pays, and pays quite well, to “Speak with Your Fingers, Not With Your Lips.”

We all know that when negotiating, it is “leverage” that gets you what you want.

Well, in workplace negotiating, it is quite often email that gives you the leverage you need.

Email that shows what was said. Email that shows what was promised. Email that shows what was agreed to, and email that shows what was objected to. Even email that shows what was intended. Or email that shows what was threatened.

Use email if you ever think that others may one day deny what was said, agreed to, promised, intended, or even threatened. Use it judiciously, carefully and matter-of-factly. And, don’t forget to make sure you keep a copy of that email.

Those who are dishonest and deceitful do not like email. And, that, my friend, is the reason we call it our “faithful friend.”

I once won a negotiation of over a million dollars because of an email consisting of just one word. Yes, just one word. A very important word.

Yes, email is your faithful friend.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Published on February 14th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

Sohpia and Ralphie

On this
Valentine’s Day
We wish all of you

To have
A loved one,

To be
A loved one,

and

To be One
Who loves.

 

All of us LOVERS at
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SkLOVErWorkingWisdom

Akeesha, Morgan, Al, Vanessa, Andre, Brandon, Briana, Jaymie, Sophia, Ralphie, Amber, Ivan, Jon and Sam – and those Who Love Us and Who We Love.
 
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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on February 13th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“Beyond the mountain is another mountain.”

– Haitian Proverb

At work, just as elsewhere, there are always new challenges to overcome and new goals to reach for. It never ends. You can stay in the valley, or you can reach for the sky, but don’t forget to pause every now and then, and both appreciate how far you’ve come, and to enjoy the view in front of you.

This week’s quote was presented to us by Fabiola M. of St. Michel de L’Atalaye, Haiti. What a wonderful proverb! Thank you, Fabiola. If you would like to contribute a favorite quote, saying, proverb, or story, 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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