Marc Diener

What's Your Hurry?

Don't rush into a deal you might regret. Slow down, step back and climb high to get the big picture first.
Growth Strategies

On Your Terms

To protect and control your interests, keep these tips in mind when negotiating with consultants.
Marketing

Bulking Up

A little training each day helps you pump up your game at the bargaining table.

Making Peace

If you haven't yet considered mediation as a way to resolve business disputes, here's why you should.
Marketing

Don't Cry Over . . .

Everyone strikes a bad deal at one time or another. The key is to learn from your mistakes.
Marketing

Pick Your Battles

Are you really outgunned, or are you just being outmaneuvered? find out how to tell the difference.
Marketing

Nothing Personal

Winning at negotiation means learning what to bring to the table--and what to leave at home.
Marketing

A Tug of War

You can't have it all. To negotiate successfully, you've got to master the art of give and take.
Marketing

Deals Unplugged

Don't know when to cut your losses and leave the negotiating table? Look for these telltale signs.

Culture Shock

If you don't learn to bridge the gap, you may risk alienating potential business partners.

Friends Forever?

Business and friendship can be a very volatile combination if you're not careful.
Growth Strategies

It's All Talk

You don't have to tear your hair out every time you read a contract that's chock-full of legalese.

Mad Skills

Rage can be a powerful negotiating tool, but only if you practice a little anger management first.
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Looking for a Punch in the Nose?

The only thing more annoying than a bad deal is a bad deal-maker.

Out of Nowhere

Tapping your inner deal-maker