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You Go Girl!

It is no surprise to me that the University of Florida has found that girls are more likely to intervene to protect someone from being bullied. I keep telling my 9 year old son never, and I mean never, underestimate the power of a girl, after all, I am charged with insuring that he grows up to respect women.

I will show him this study from the University of Florida to back up all that I have been telling him. And, as neat aside, a recent Special Report issued by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School entitled “Gender Matters in Negotiations” suggests that “women perform better when negotiating on behalf of someone else than they do when negotiating for themselves.”

So you see, women are natural conflict resolvers and peace makers – they do it every day at work, every day at the playground and every day as they negotiate the dinner menu.

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-Sandra C. Upchurch

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