What Can Today’s Negotiators Learn From Britain’s Tony Blair?

Tony Blair is a master negotiator

As negotiators we’d all like to find ways to become better at this critical skill. One way to make this happen is to find people that we know do it well and then ask them questions – how did they become so good. When they negotiate, what do negotiation styles and negotiating techniques do they … Read more

Four Ways To Use Concessions In Your Next Negotiation

As negotiators we understand that in order to get what we want out of a principled negotiation no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we are using we are going to have to make concessions to the other side. What we need to understand is how best to make concessions in order to allow … Read more

4 Negotiating Traps That You Need To Learn How To Avoid

Decision making errors can often lead to us getting trapped during a negotiation

As negotiators, when we are trying to sell something the one thing that we all want to do is to avoid falling into any traps during our next negotiation. However, the problem that we all face is that no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we are using, traps can be difficult to spot … Read more

Maintaining A Position Of Power While Negotiating A Conflict

When you are resolving a conflict, you need to be able to maintain your position of power

There are many different types of negotiations that we can engage in. However, one of the most difficult is when we are called on to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to negotiate a conflict. In these situations we are going to be dealing with parties that may be very emotional and they may … Read more

Just Exactly What is A Negotiation?

Negotiators need to learn the building blocks of negotiation business skills

We all know that it is tough to do a good job of negotiating a deal. In fact, many people dread negotiation, not recognizing that they negotiate on a regular, even daily basis. Most of us face formal negotiations throughout our personal and professional lives in many different forms during which we all use many … Read more

What Do We Need To Keep Secret During A Negotiation?

There are both risks and rewards to sharing too much with the other side

The reason that a negotiation is necessary is because the other side has information that we don’t have. Likewise, we know things that the other side does not know and the purpose of a negotiation is to use your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to exchange enough information so that both sides can agree on … Read more

Negotiators Know How To Use MESOs To Get What They Want

Several offers are generally better than just one offer

Let’s face it, during a negotiation things can go wrong. You were making progress using your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to work towards reaching a deal one minute and then all of a sudden you find yourself staring at an impasse. You have made offers to the other side, they have made offers to … Read more

How To Create Value In Your Next Negotiation

Negotiators want to find ways to expand the pie

Negotiators want to find ways to expand the pie Image Credit: Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Negotiators view every negotiation as a type of game. They show up ready to use their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to compete with the other side in order to see who can walk away being a winner. … Read more

What Does Logrolling Have To Do With Negotiating?

Logrolling provides opportunities to generate mutual gains

When we enter into a negotiation, we are thinking about one thing: what we’d like to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to get out of the negotiation. Let’s face it, we’re rather self-centered when it comes to planning how our next negotiation is going to turn out. As I’m pretty sure that we … Read more