Does It Pay To Get Angry During A Negotiation?

When negotiating, we need to consider the effect of our emotions on others

I can only speak for myself, but I have no problem sharing with you that during a negotiation I can become very, very frustrated with how things are going. No matter if your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques are causing things to go too slow, go off in the wrong direction, or, even worse, not … Read more Does It Pay To Get Angry During A Negotiation?

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?

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 more What Role Do Emotional Triggers Play In Our Negotiations?

Sales Negotiators Know That It’s Ok To Be Irrational

How do you view yourself when you are conducting a negotiation? Do you see yourself as poised, confident, and above all rational? I think that most of us see ourselves this way. However, it turns out that we might be missing something here – there is a real power in being irrational sometimes… Just What … Read more Sales Negotiators Know That It’s Ok To Be Irrational