Art of Business

Succeeding in the world of business requires a deep understanding of the subtler principles of trust, attraction, confidence, and judgment. In this vertical, we share our unique approach to networking, deal making and negotiation, entrepreneurship, and productivity. From getting things done to negotiating a raise to meeting new customers, this section will offer new exercises and tools to up your professional game.

The Art of Negotiation: How to Make Win-Win Deals


Several years ago, we decided to have our website redone. We went about it like real pros – or so we thought. But instead, it turned into a real mess.  Not because of the design company we hired to set it up (they were great). And not because we were a particularly difficult client (ok, maybe a little). But because … Read More


in Art of Business

8 Easy Ways to Have Better Conversations


Does the idea of boring small-talk with Uncle Bob or chatting with an attractive person make you tense? If you’re like many people, conversation anticipation will put a few beads of sweat on your forehead. But here’s the good news: While conversation skills are just that–skills to be practiced–some can be implemented swiftly. As a social skills coach we know … Read More


in Building A Connection, Making Friends, Networking

Stuck? Here Are Nine Things You Can Do Right Now


Stuck? Here Are Nine Things You Can Do Right Now

So you’re stuck. You’ve been riding a nice wave for a minute, only to suddenly find yourself out of momentum, adrift in your work, idling in neutral. Your passion is a nice idea. Your drive is a distant memory. Whatever it takes to move forward, you’ve lost it somewhere along the way. Then come the thoughts. The worry. The anxiety. … Read More


in Productivity