People Skills

Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. – Mother Teresa I left home just before I finished high school and started working. I was working full-time, living in my own apartment and going to...
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” – Alice Walker Once again the issue of equality and respect for women in the workplace is making its way into the headlines. I’m...
“Preconceived notions are locks on the doors to wisdom.” Forty years ago, when I was in grade school, I remember learning about the women’s rights movement and the civil rights movement. I remember thinking about these recent historical events as...
Just because other people are fueled by drama, doesn’t mean you need to attend the performance. – Cheryl Richardson I was busily working away at my new firm when the head of my department crept into my office, eyes wide....
Arguing with a fool proves there are two. – Doris M. Smith I was driving along I-95 one day and noticed the driver behind me was flailing his hands in the air, attempting to get me to move over to...
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. - Dale Carnegie I was babysitting my friend’s daughter one afternoon. I was busily rearranging my clothes closet when she crept up behind...
If the two of us are always in agreement, then one of us doesn’t need to be here. I was attending a dinner at a colleague’s house many years ago. I headed up the walkway, stepped through the front door...
The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. - Anonymous Thursday nights used to mark my last night of law school classes for the week and one more day of a long workweek. It was also...
Peoples is peoples. – Muppets Take Manhattan A few years ago I was excited to land a small writing job for an organization active in the self-help area. I was so excited to be carving out more time for a...
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  If I am only or myself, what good am I?  If not now, when? - The Talmud When The Little Mermaid first came out, my friend’s 7-year old son...
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“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it." – Roseanne Barr When I was growing up and dinnertime was over, everyone in the family would stand up and begin to clean up,...
  “Nobody shows up in your world except by your invitation” – Alan Cohen I once spotted a man across a crowded room at a party and there was an instant mutual attraction. He made a beeline for me, grabbed a...
The perfect relationship is not one in which you never get angry with each other, but one in which you are able to quickly resolve and bounce back to normal. – Anonymous When I was in my early twenties, I...