August 8th, 2016

How to Work with Millennials and Others

I read this article from the AICPA entitled “5 established phrases established leaders should never say again”.   Each of the stateme

August 3rd, 2016

Treasury Proposes Regulations on Estate and Gifts and Others

The Treasury Department has come out with proposed regulations related to certain restrictions on the transfer of right of liquidations.  Officially these are: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 25 [REG-163113-02] RIN 1545-BB71 Estate, Gift, and Generation-skipping Transfer Taxes; Restrictions on Liquidation of an Interest AGENCY:

August 2nd, 2016

Where is the IRS Headed?

They are searching.  In the month of August all 500+ managers in the Large Business and International (LB&I) division (assets more than $10 M) are meeting in one of 17 locations for four days to discuss the Future Focus of the IRS.  This is not an answer to “what will the IRS be doing specifically”, but a solicitation of manager’s ideas with oversight from

August 1st, 2016

Some Thoughts on Mediation with Employees and Difficult Mediators

These are two recent articles from the Program on Mediation blog from the Harvard Law School that I want to share with you.  One has to do with using employee mediation techniques for employees and managers and the other has to do with dealing with

July 27th, 2016

The Carter Center Forum on Women, Religion, Violence and Power

On LinkedIn on July 6th and on my blog on July 14th I posted a commentary on “What I Learned from President and Mrs. Carter”.

July 18th, 2016

How to Use Multiple Equivalent Simultaneous Offers in Negotiations with the IRS

In this article from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation blog Katie Shonk presents an excellent example of a Multiple Equivalent Simultaneous Offer (MESOs regarding a job candidate).   She presents an example where the job candidate weighs an of

July 14th, 2016

What I Learned from President and Mrs. Carter

This was orignallly posted at my LinkedIn account on July 6, 2016 and posted on twitter. I inadevertantly did not post it on this blog first.

July 11th, 2016

How Outsider Status Benefits Negotiators at the Bargaining Table

In this article from the Program on Negotiation Harvard Law School Daily blog researcher Gerben A.

July 7th, 2016

There Has to Be a Better Way

Living in Minnesota we have had three high profile shootings by police departments in Minneapolis, Roseville and Falcon Heights this year.   Philando Castille in Falcon Heights is the latest and with the video presents a very emotionally charged presentation that touches the soul.   With the Jamar Clark investigat

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