The Top 10 Skills Every Negotiator Needs To Have

Negotiators need to have these skills in order to get the deals that they want

As negotiators, our goal whenever we are starting a negotiation is to find a way to get the best deal possible. This is not always an easy thing to make happen. The best negotiators are the ones who can use their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to both create value during the negotiation and then … Read more The Top 10 Skills Every Negotiator Needs To Have

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?

Dealing With Conflict During A Negotiation

When conflict arises during a negotiation, it needs to be resolved

Negotiating is all about having a discussion with the other side while using your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques with the hope of changing the way that they see the world. As expected, this kind of change does not always happen easily – a negotiation can cause conflicts to occur. When an issue flares up … Read more Dealing With Conflict During A Negotiation

How Good Of A Negotiator Is President Donald Trump?

He wrote a book, but how good is he really at negotiating?

So first off let’s all agree on something: I don’t really care if you love or hate President Donald Trump. That’s not what I’m talking about. Instead, considering that he’s in a very powerful position in which he gets to talk to world leaders on a daily basis, I’m interested in how good of a … Read more How Good Of A Negotiator Is President Donald Trump?

Put The Power Of ZOPA To Work For You In Your Next Negotiation

In order to reach a deal, first you need to know what your zone of agreement is

Let’s face it – negotiating is not an easy thing to do. There is all of the preparation that goes into it, there is the effort of actually doing it using all of our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques, and then, with a little luck, there will be a deal that both sides will agree … Read more Put The Power Of ZOPA To Work For You In Your Next Negotiation

How To Close A Deal When You Have Already Tried Everything

Sometimes it can be very difficult to get to “closed”

So just exactly how does a negotiation end? Either both parties give up and walk away with no deal being reached, or you are somehow able to use your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to find a way to close the deal. It’s this deal closing thing that can be so tricky to do sometimes. … Read more How To Close A Deal When You Have Already Tried Everything

The Challenge Of Attempting To Negotiate Online

Online negotiating is different than negotiating face-to-face

Welcome to the modern world that we are all living in! In the old days, if you wanted to negotiate with someone you had to show up, sit down at the negotiation table, and then proceed to use your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to have a lengthy discussion with them. In our modern times, … Read more The Challenge Of Attempting To Negotiate Online

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 more Three Sources Of Power In A Negotiation

Three Sources Of Power In Every Negotiation

So what do you really want to get out of your next negotiation? If you are like most of us, the answer is “the best deal possible”. This all sounds fine and good, but just exactly how does one go about getting the best deal possible during a negotiation? The answer is that if you … Read more Three Sources Of Power In Every Negotiation

What Can Go Wrong When You Write Down A Negotiated Deal?

As a negotiator, our goal is always to find a way to reach a deal with the other side. We spend a lot of time using all of our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach a common understanding that will allow a deal to be agreed to. However, once both sides have found the … Read more What Can Go Wrong When You Write Down A Negotiated Deal?