How to Talk to Your Kids About the Election — Creating a Unique Opportunity to Connect

Regardless of your political affiliation, this is a stressful time. It’s the Wednesday after election day and we still don’t have clarity. This is challenging for all Americans, and it can be particularly difficult for children. They are going to be confused, and they will likely look to you for answers. I’ve been up all night wracking […]

Difficult Conversations About Race

Due to the tumultuous year of police violence and social unrest, racial consciousness is high. This new level of awareness gives us a unique opportunity to address what we can do as a society to make things better.  Our motto at the American Negotiation Institute is that ‘the best things in life are on the […]

How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments

Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated.  What’s interesting is that, although we all want to see these admirable virtues on display in these political conversations, they are still woefully lacking. We’re struggling to keep the peace because the political division we see on the […]

The Top Negotiation Podcasts in the World in 2020

(UPDATED) Negotiation is not exclusively confined within boardrooms, in sales calls, or within a court. We all negotiate every day ⁠— whether with our friends, family, clients, colleagues, boss, or anyone we talk to with the hope of being persuasive. Competence breeds confidence. In order for us to be confident negotiators, we need to continue […]