Three Sources Of Power In A Negotiation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who’s In Charge Of Your Negotiation?

The goal of any negotiation is to be able to reach a deal with the other side of the table no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are used. In order to make this happen, you need to be able to agree to things and then you need to be able to deliver on […]

How Negotiators Can Deal With Change

I often like to think about a negotiation as being very similar to being the pilot of an airplane. In order to keep the airplane flying, or for that matter to have any hope of landing it, you’ve got a lot of work to do. You have to make sure that the plane is going […]

Negotiating Is All About Getting A Better Deal For Both Sides

When we are involved in a negotiation, all too often we approach it like a hunter would. We move into the territory, attempt to find a deal that will work for us, try to get it to show its head, and then we’ll shoot it when it’s in sight. Contrast this to a different approach […]

Using The Power Of Legitimacy In A Negotiation

It’s actually sorta interesting. As negotiators we go into a negotiation expecting to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to have an extended discussion with the other side regarding the deal that is on the table before us. Depending on what is at stake, these discussions may continue for quite some time and may […]

How To Deal With A Know-It-All In A Negotiation

If your goal in life is to meet all sorts of different types of people, then you most defiantly do want to become a negotiator. Sitting across from us at the negotiating table will be a parade of just about every type of person that you could possibly imagine and they’ll be using a wide […]

Let Mr. Zipf Help You Win To Your Next Negotiation

Ok, so I admit it, “win” is generally not a term that we are supposed to use when talking about a negotiation. Remember, it’s not about winning or losing a negotiation, but rather how you play the game. However, let’s say that what I really mean is that no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating […]

Only Brave Negotiators End Up Being Successful

In order to be successful during a negotiation, what skills are really required? One skill that is all too often overlooked in my opinion is bravery. I like to define bravery as the willingness to try something that just might fail. If you are willing to take this leap of faith, sometime you can rescue […]