Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on December 18th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“People inspire you, or they drain you –
pick them wisely.”

– Hans F. Hanson

This is not only true, but it seems to be getting truer each and every day. There are those who almost always “lift you up” and there are those who almost always “drag you down.” Who you hang out with are who you become like. At work, and elsewhere, try to stay positive and try to stay around positive people. It will make a whole lot of difference in the success of your life.

This quote was sent to us by our M. T. of Hartford, Connecticut. Much appreciated, M.T. 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 12th, 2017 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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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on December 11th, 2017 by Alan L. Sklover

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“The art of reading between the lines is a lifelong quest of the wise.”

– Shannon L. Adler

What is said is important; what is not said may be more important. What is written is important; who does not get in the email may be more important. Surely, what is done is important, but what is not done may be even more important. At work, you should surely pay attention to what is said, written and done, but keep one eye, one ear, and half your brain keenly attentive to what is not, and you will learn – and understand – oh-so-much.

This quote was sent to us by our Daliah R. of Johannesburg, South Africa. Your contribution is appreciated, Daliah! 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 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.

This quote was sent to us by our J.W. of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hats off to you, J.W.! 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 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.

This quote was sent to us by our Ramona S. of Saugerties, New York, a long-time “Blog Family” member. Thanks, R.T.! 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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