Getting Better Agreements By Using Design Deals

Don’t make the mistake of leaving deal design decisions to chance in your negotiation

When you are in the middle of a negotiation, how do decisions get made? All too often a lot of us end up leaving these types of decisions up to chance no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we are using. These decisions can take on a lot of different disguises including if we … Read moreGetting Better Agreements By Using Design Deals

How To Use Your ZOPA During A Negotiation

In a negotiation you need to know your zone of possible agreement (ZOPA)

When we start a negotiation, we are filled with hope that by using our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques we’ll be able to eventually walk away with a deal. However, during every negotiation we are faced with two possible mistakes we can make. The first is that we end up walking away from a deal … Read moreHow To Use Your ZOPA During A Negotiation

Things That Can Trip Up A Negotiation At The Last Minute

We’ve all been there. We’ve been working on a negotiation with the other side for what now seems like forever. We’ve worked our way through issue after issue using all of our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques and we now believe that they’ve all been resolved to both side’s satisfaction. Both sides have been careful … Read moreThings That Can Trip Up A Negotiation At The Last Minute

Negotiators Need To Understand The Power Of “Fait Accompli”

I don’t know about you, but from my point-of-view it can take a very long time to negotiate certain things. You create your negotiating negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, spend your time talking with the other side for days, weeks or even months and then when all is over and done with, with a little … Read moreNegotiators Need To Understand The Power Of “Fait Accompli”

The Secret To A Successful Negotiation: PPP

The trick to being successful in a negotiation is finding some way to get the other side to do what you want them to do for you. Although this is easy to say, it turns out that it’s actually quite difficult to do. We never want to go in to a negotiation blind and that’s … Read moreThe Secret To A Successful Negotiation: PPP

Negotiators Need To Master The Art Of Nibbling

So there is a very interesting question that all too often I think that we negotiators just don’t take the time to answer: when is a negotiation over? Your gut reaction is probably to say when the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques have been put away and the deal has been signed by both sides … Read moreNegotiators Need To Master The Art Of Nibbling

Negotiating With Iran: How Was A Deal Reached?

It is through negotiation that the impossible can be made possible no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used. A deal has been brokered between Iran and the rest of the world in regards to their work on creating an atomic bomb. For more than a decade Iran has been willing to … Read moreNegotiating With Iran: How Was A Deal Reached?

4 Ways That Negotiators Can Use A Deadline To Get What They Want

Life is filled with deadlines and negotiations are no different. What this means for us negotiators is that we need to find a way to make deadlines work for us, not against us. In order to make this happen, we need to know just a bit about how deadlines work and I know 4 ways … Read more4 Ways That Negotiators Can Use A Deadline To Get What They Want

Negotiators Need To Know: When Is A Negotiation Truly Over?

I believe that we can all recognize when a negotiation starts. It might even be possible to recognize when a negotiation is about half-way through – some issues have been resolved, more remain to be discussed. However, push aside all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that are involved in a negotiation and one … Read moreNegotiators Need To Know: When Is A Negotiation Truly Over?

How Negotiators Prepare To Handle The “Deal Killers”

During a negotiation there comes a time when you believe that you can see beyond the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques and start to see the end of the negotiation. Both sides of the table have been going back and forth for a while and it’s starting to look like you are going to be … Read moreHow Negotiators Prepare To Handle The “Deal Killers”