Negotiate for the Win, Win, Win with Mehrad Nazari

Negotiate for the win, win, win. Mehrad Nazari, a frequent Guest Presenter at Rancho La Puerta, took a few minutes recently to discuss his book Enlightened Negotiation with me. Mehrad Nazari has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Human Behavior. His book is like a pot of gold at the end of a multicolored wellness rainbow. “Be strong…



Confucius says by three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter. The Kadampas were early Tibetan Buddhists known for their devotion to the principles of Dharma. They practiced righteous living: living every moment of…


Election Reflection

When we listen poorly or not at all, we have gaps in communication that can have costly results in our personal lives and in our society.


Camp David: Enlightened Negotiation in Action

While I had known about the use of specific Enlightened Negotiation laws and skills used in the negotiation, the parts of the play that touched me most were these appeals to humanity and the stress on the importance of human connection.


Fire Up Your Team

Making fire is a unique ritual and I learned one of the most important principles in leadership from that ritual. Yes, from making fire.


How to Negotiate with ISIS

How do you negotiate with ISIS or other terrorist groups? As a professional negotiator I am frequently asked questions like this.