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Negotiating Hardcore: Bullies, Bluffs & Paper Tigers

listen in at: https://www.theartoftheceo.com/

The Master Negotiator Greg Williams examines the POTUS-Congress-Party Leaders recent debates and reveals tactics you need to learn.

So who is winning the “negotiations” between the U.S. President – Congress – and the party leaders?  Who committed the masterful blunders and who employed that subtly clever tactic which you need to be copying in your own business negotiations?  Host Bart Jackson brings on The Master Negotiator Greg Williams to tease apart the political chess games employed by America’s leaders, to tell you what worked, why it worked, and what moves we might expect in the future. Globally renowned negotiator and body language guru Greg Williams is sought after to both instruct C-suite executives and to handle Fortune 100 corporate mergers.  Tune in and get the expert’s take on the art of these political deals.

Conducting the Orchestra – CEOs Learn from the Maestro

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Maestro Roger Nierenberg knows the techniques, actions, and attitudes demanded to lift an orchestra – and each musician – to peak performance. They are the exact same leadership moves required by business executives to inspire their teams to the top.  Host Bart Jackson discusses The Music Paradigm, Nierenberg’s inventive program in which C-suiters are mingled amongst the musicians at an actual rehearsal led by this Maestro, and biz folks observe leadership demonstrated in a tempo accelerando.  The Paradigm holds up a stunning, if not always comfortable mirror to business leaders.  And the top exec teams from YouTube, Bank of America, Kellogg, and BBC are praising and paying Nierenberg for the valuable enlightenment.  Tune in and learn how artfully directed music makes Caesars of the savage biz execs.

Bart Jackson Speaks – Feb 15th Getting a Grip on Your Career – Wiser Choices

When: Friday, Feb. 15 – 9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.                                                                                                       

Where: The Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton NJ 08542

In truth, most folks hit what they aim at.  How do you lift your head out of that narrow rut that defines your career as a series of jobs and list of skills? What practical tactics will rip off the blinders, reveal opportunities, and set your precious energies on the road to fulfillment – and fun?  With great good humor, we will look at the examples of some amazing individuals, showing how their career choices (good & blunderful) made all the difference.  Then, we’ll attack your individual needs, and lay out some solid some solid strategies.  No slides – no PowerPoint – bring notebook.

To learn more about the Princeton Public Library visit:  https://www.psgofmercercounty.org/

Bart Jackson bio:

Bart Jackson serves as CEO of Prometheus Publishing & BartsBooks Ultimate Business Guides, and hosts The Art of the CEO radio show. He is the founder of Biz4NJ online business journal, The Accomplished Professionals Breakfast in Manhattan, and the International Prometheus Awards.  His books include CEO of Yourself, The Art of the CEO, Behind Every Successful Woman Is Herself, and So That’s How they Do it – Tactics of Business Masters.  Bart spent the previous decades as a globe-trotting journalist, carting his pen and curiosity through over 80 countries, drumming up about 150 new writing jobs every year. Bart’s most prized writings are the poems penned to his wife Lorraine, which are published on the north wall of his home in Cranbury, NJ.

2018 Governor’s Cup Garden State Wine Awards

Friday, November 16 Bart and Lorraine joined the guests as Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy as they opened the doors of their Drumthwacket residence to celebrate Governor’s Cup Garden State Wine Awards.  ‘Twas a glorious opportunity to celebrate & sample New Jersey’s exploding, world class wine industry, and for Bart & Lo to meet so many old friends they made in authoring The Garden State Wineries Guide.

Bart & Garry Pavlis  NJ’s Prime Wine Judge and Guru toast the state’s winery explosion – now up to 50. Gary, who penned the forward for The Garden State Wineries Guide, runs tours statewide.  

Bart congratulates Louis Caracciolo, wizard vintner of world class Amalthea Cellars for winning the Best Red and Best Wine Overall in 2018

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher (left) and Bart prepare a bottle swap of their own homegrown wines.

Bart & Lorraine enjoy Drumthwacket’s gubernatorial hospitality, and celebrate The Governor’s Cup Awards with many wine-making friends.

Election Day Were the Founding Fathers Right About You?

Yesterday, 11 days prior to the midterm election, I joined in a spirited discussion about whether the US needed an electoral college.   What made it enjoyable was that this was a discussion of gentlemen earnestly seeking an honest answer, none of whom came armed with an intractable opinion.  As we hammered at the issue, one historical element came up several times: the founders of our nation felt that the great mass of people were too easily swayed and not quite bright enough to elect the best possible leaders in a straight popular vote.  Their decisions would not, our nation-framers felt, be trustworthy.

I have no intent here to debate that assessment, or whether it was indeed the founders’ consensus.  But allow me to hold out one warning: a whole host of forces involved in the political process seem actively intent on dragging you down to that level of incapability.

* Alas, too much of the media election reports focus on presenting the spectacle and speculation of the horse race.  Discussion of issues, apparently, lack the byte-size appeal of your minimal attention span, and are shouldered aside for the latest news of who is nudging ahead of whom in the polls.

* The political parties, who amongst themselves currently refer to John Q. Public as “Joe Six-pack,” too often operate as if slime most motivates you.  The more desperately they can tar the opponent, the more likely they are to settle for their candidate.

* Too many of our would-be public servants – those individual candidates tossing their hats in the political ring – have, I fear, swallowed a terrible myth:  they believe the money alone wins elections.  Your precious vote is for sale to the individual who can gather unto her/himself the grandest war chest – regardless of the source.

But you – the voter – still retain the power.  And this fellow citizen begs you to take heart.  Too much of media – too often political parties – and too many candidates are not all.  Appearing on ballots everywhere are excellent, astute individuals dedicated to the public’s welfare.  You have the ability and the time (oh, yes you do) to find those beneficial, devoted people who can and anxiously will strive to make ours a better nation.  Special interests thrive only when there is a vacuum.  So why don’t we fill the vacuum and take our citizenship seriously and show who really runs this nation?  Shall we each individually prove to our founders and leaders that we’re a lot more capable of running our nation than they believe we are?

 

 

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