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

How To Avoid Reaching An Impasse During A Negotiation

Negotiators need to learn how to steer clear of gridlock

The reason that we enter into a negotiation is because we want to be able to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach a deal with the other side. The challenge that we have is that what we want and what they want may be two very different things. The whole purpose of … Read more How To Avoid Reaching An Impasse During A Negotiation

How To Get The Other Side To Say “Yes” To Your Offer

When we are involved in a negotiation, we make proposals to the other side of the table. If they like our proposal, then they’ll agree to it and we can strike a deal with them. However, if they don’t like our proposal, then we’re going to have to spend some time in discussions with them … Read more How To Get The Other Side To Say “Yes” To Your Offer

To Get The Deal That You Want, You’re Going To Have To Make Concessions

As we prepare to start our next negotiation, more often than not we are focused on what we think that all of our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques are going to be help us to get the deal that we want from the other side of the table. This is a valid thought; however, it’s … Read more To Get The Deal That You Want, You’re Going To Have To Make Concessions

The Power Of Surprise In A Negotiation

If you were to ask professional negotiators what they really don’t like to happen during a negotiation, I’m pretty sure that they’d tell you that they don’t like surprises. When we enter into a negotiation, we have plans and we believe that we know how things are going to unfold in terms of negotiation styles … Read more The Power Of Surprise In A Negotiation

How Negotiators Can Deal With “Scrambled Eggs”

If you ever take a look at the types of people who are attracted to the negotiating profession, you’ll find that they normally share a great deal in common. Specifically, these are people who like things to be nice and neat. Everything has a place for them. What they really don’t like is chaos. That’s … Read more How Negotiators Can Deal With “Scrambled Eggs”

Good Negotiators Know To Always Keep A Door Open

What’s your approach to negotiation styles and negotiating techniques? Are you an “all in” sort of person? Are you out to “win” this negotiation no matter what the cost to either you or the other side turns out to be? I’ve got some issues with negotiators who take that position, but if this is the … Read more Good Negotiators Know To Always Keep A Door Open

The Power Of Favors During A Negotiation

In a negotiation we want the other side of the table to make concessions to us so that we can get what we need out of the negotiations. However, in all honesty, no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we use, they probably are really not all that motivated to give us the concessions … Read more The Power Of Favors During A Negotiation

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

To Be A Successful Negotiator, You Need To Know The Other Side’s Story

As we prepare for a negotiation, it can be very easy to focus on the wrong thing. We think about the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that we plan on using during the negotiations and we forget that what is really important is sitting on the other side of the table from us. The other … Read more To Be A Successful Negotiator, You Need To Know The Other Side’s Story