Using Countermeasures During A Negotiation

When we are negotiating with someone, we need to understand that in addition to a number of different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques they are going to be using tactics to get what they want out of the negotiations. As a negotiator, you need to be able to recognize when they are using tactics, you … Read more Using Countermeasures During A Negotiation

It’s Power That Drives A Negotiation

When I’m working with negotiators who are just starting out, I’m often asked the question “how can I win a negotiation?” Outside of the obvious issue with “winning” a negotiation, the question is actually a fairly good question. What my students are really asking me is what they can do in order to make sure … Read more It’s Power That Drives A Negotiation

The Power Of Silence In A Negotiation

Let’s face it: as negotiators, we talk a lot. We open the negotiation by stating our position, we argue with the other side about their positions, and we use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to talk through the issues that are preventing us from reaching a deal. The one thing that really does not … Read more The Power Of Silence In A Negotiation

Successful Negotiating Is All About Believing

As we prepare for our next negotiation, we go through a mental checklist of all of the things that we need to do. We make sure that we know who we’ll be negotiating with, we make sure that we understand the issues that will be discussed and we know which ones are the most important … Read more Successful Negotiating Is All About Believing

Playing With Power: How To Use It And Not Get Used By It

Who gets what out of a negotiation is often determined not by what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used but rather by who has the most power. This is actually sort of an amusing thing because of the very nature of power – we can’t see it, we don’t know who has it … Read more Playing With Power: How To Use It And Not Get Used By It

How We View The Other Side Just Might Determine The Kind Of Deal We Reach

When we start a negotiation, hopefully we all know what we’d like to get out of the negotiation. However, as we size up the other side of the table, there is a good chance that we may be making a crucial mistake. We may be making assumptions about them based on their appearance or how … Read more How We View The Other Side Just Might Determine The Kind Of Deal We Reach

Successful Negotiators Know How To Make Time Work For Them

One of the first things that all of us learn about negotiating is that in the end after we get over all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques being used, it’s all about time. There is only so much time to conduct a negotiation You only have so much time, the other side only … Read more Successful Negotiators Know How To Make Time Work For Them

Is It Possible That During A Negotiation Company Policy Could Be Your Best Friend?

More than one negotiation that I’ve been involved in I’ve found myself pushed into a corner. There were a lot of different reasons for how this had happened: I was dealing with a sole supplier, I was operating under a very tight deadline, they were better at using negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, etc. I … Read more Is It Possible That During A Negotiation Company Policy Could Be Your Best Friend?

Why Phones Are A Bad Way To Conduct A Negotiation

I don’t like to use phones when I’m negotiating. There, I said it. In this day and age where Apple seems to come out with a new must-have phone almost every other week, it seems like blasphemy to say that you don’t like talking on the phone, but when it comes to negotiating I believe … Read more Why Phones Are A Bad Way To Conduct A Negotiation

The Impact That A Telephone Can Have On A Negotiation

What a wonderful age we are living in! We have the ability to watch 500 TV channels at any time of the day, we can hop on a plane and get to almost any corner of the globe in a matter of hours and, even better, we can get in touch with almost anyone at … Read more The Impact That A Telephone Can Have On A Negotiation