Is Your Next Negotiation Going To Create A Mutually Beneficial Agreement?

Every negotiation should be about value creation

Mutually beneficial agreements are something that is often talked about, but does anyone really understand what is meant by them? Different negotiators view them in different ways. Some believe that a mutually beneficial agreement simply means that both sides have used their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to jump into the negotiation and attempted to … Read moreIs Your Next Negotiation Going To Create A Mutually Beneficial Agreement?

Three Sources Of Power In A Negotiation

Getting what you want out of a negotiation is all about making sure that you have power

When you walk into a negotiation, you know what you want to use your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to get out of the negotiation. However, just exactly how you are going to make that happen may still be a bit of a mystery. However, in order to get what you want, you need to … Read moreThree Sources Of Power In A Negotiation

What’s The Best Way To Deal With A Crisis Negotiation?

When a crisis happens, a negotiator needs to know what to do

So just exactly what is a crisis? Let us agree that at every firm the definition of what a crisis is can differ. I think that most of us could agree that a crisis is probably an unexpected event that everyone agrees represents a high-priority issue that needs to be solved. When a crisis occurs, … Read moreWhat’s The Best Way To Deal With A Crisis Negotiation?

What Role Do Emotional Triggers Play In Our Negotiations?

We may not understand just how much emotional triggers influence us

I want you to spend a moment thinking about the last time that you walked into a room in order to start a negotiation. Where was your head at? Did you look across the table and see reasonable people who were there trying to find a way to reach a deal with you? Or were … Read moreWhat Role Do Emotional Triggers Play In Our Negotiations?

What’s The Best Way For A Negotiator To Resolve A Dispute?

Would it not be a wonderful world if during each of our negotiations, we were able to get along nicely with the other side of the table? Sure, there are always going to be things that we disagree on, but we’d always be able to work through them and eventually once again see each other … Read moreWhat’s The Best Way For A Negotiator To Resolve A Dispute?

How To Deal With Threats During A Negotiation

In the world of negotiating no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used, there is one thing that we can all count on eventually encountering: threats. The threats that we’re going to run into can take on many different forms. The other side of the table may threaten to walk away, file … Read moreHow To Deal With Threats During A Negotiation

How To Use The Right of First Refusal To Create Better Deals

There are some negotiating situations that we can find ourselves in that are trickier than other. For example, if you were negotiating the lease of a warehouse for yourself but you though that someone else might come along in the future and offer to pay more than you to the landlord, you wouldn’t want to … Read moreHow To Use The Right of First Refusal To Create Better Deals

In A Negotiation, How You Frame Things Is Important

The goal of any negotiation that we participate in is to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques tofind a way to get the other side to agree to our proposal. There are a lot of different ways that we can go about trying to make this happen. We can beg, we can threaten, we … Read moreIn A Negotiation, How You Frame Things Is Important

Why Is Sincerity Important In A Negotiation?

Just exactly how important is honesty when it comes to negotiating? Sure we’d like to always be able to tell the truth, but sometimes it sure seems like it would make life just a little bit easier if we either didn’t say something or if we bent the truth just a bit. Likewise, can we … Read moreWhy Is Sincerity Important In A Negotiation?

Negotiating The Hard Way

Every negotiation that we engage in is different. The other side of the table has their own set of goals that they want to accomplish and how they plan on going about achieving them can be different during each negotiation. Sometimes the other side may decide that they want to play hardball with us – … Read moreNegotiating The Hard Way