Negotiation speaker, author, and expert Linda Byars Swindling, JD, CSP, empowers leaders to negotiate everything from big deals to workplace drama. She uses proven strategies that drive results without driving others away. A respected mediator and “recovering” attorney, Swindling attended Harvard/MIT’s Program on Negotiation and spent years advising and coaching CEOs and key executives while a chair at Vistage. Whether in person, virtual, or a hybrid, her engaging programs are based on original research and more than two decades of practical experience.
Chosen as a Top 30 Global Guru in Negotiation for 2020, Swindling is a frequent media guest, and a TEDx presenter. She is the author or co-author of more than 20 books, including
Ask Outrageously: The Secret to Getting What You Really Want, The Manager’s High-Performance Handbook,
Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Positively Negotiate Work Drama
and is the creator of the popular
Passports to Success
book series. Swindling is also a contributing writer to several training and development books, including
90 World-Class Activities by 90 World-Class Trainers
ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals.