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 Negotiators Know How To Use MESOs To Get What They Want

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 How To Create Value In Your Next Negotiation

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 What Does Logrolling Have To Do With Negotiating?

Learn How To Deal With The Good Cop / Bad Cop Negotiation Strategy

You need to learn how to identify and defuse this persuasion ploy

In the world of negotiating, despite all of the different principled negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that get used, there are a number of tactics that have achieve classic status. One such technique is called the “good cop / bad cop” approach. You’ll encounter this when you sit down to negotiate and one member of … Read more Learn How To Deal With The Good Cop / Bad Cop Negotiation Strategy

So Just Exactly How Are We Supposed To Get To Yes?

Getting to "yes" is a journey that you need to know how to navigate

As negotiators, there are a few books that I’m guessing that we have all pretty much read. One of the classic negotiating books that everyone should have on their shelves is “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In”. In this book, the authors explained that negotiators don’t have to choose between either waging a … Read more So Just Exactly How Are We Supposed To Get To Yes?

What Is The Best Way To Use A BATNA During A Negotiation?

Know the bargaining tips that will help you make the most of your BATNA, or best alternative to a negotiated agreement.

If we want to become better negotiators, how can we go about doing this? It turns out that the best bargaining tips should offer ways to enhance your bargaining power in negotiation no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used. If we want to make this happen, then we must cultivate a … Read more What Is The Best Way To Use A BATNA During A Negotiation?

How To Create Value While Negotiating

Using integrative negotiation strategies you can create value during a negotiation

If you sit back and think about it, what are you really trying to accomplish during a negotiation with all of your fancy negotiation styles and negotiating techniques? If you are like most of us, what you would like to be able to do is to discover additional value that nobody realized was there, perhaps … Read more How To Create Value While Negotiating

Is “Emotional Intelligence” An Important Negotiating Skill?

Just how important is emotional intelligence when negotiating?

One of the more popular phrases that has been used during the past few years has been “emotional intelligence”. This term first burst into the cultural imagination in 1995 with the publication of psychologist Daniel Goleman’s book. Negotiation experts have predicted that scoring high on this personality trait would boost one’s negotiating outcomes and have … Read more Is “Emotional Intelligence” An Important Negotiating Skill?

Collaboration is The Key For A Mutually Beneficial Agreement

Your goal has to be to get on track towards a mutually beneficial agreement

So here’s a question for you negotiator: just exactly what is a mutually beneficial agreement? Sure, we all think that we’d like to be able to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach one of these in our next negotiation, but would we recognize it if we saw it? One way to define … Read more Collaboration is The Key For A Mutually Beneficial Agreement

How To Improve Your Negotiating Skills

Becoming a better negotiator can enhance your results at the negotiating table

Let’s face it – there are a lot of different moving parts to the game of negotiating with all of the different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that are out there. When we spend time thinking about how we can become better negotiators, it can be all too easy for us to very quickly become … Read more How To Improve Your Negotiating Skills