Negotiators And The Art Of Conflict Resolution

During a negotiation, conflicts have to be dealt with

Let’s face it – a negotiation is tough work. However, if you want to make things just a little bit more difficult, then you can throw in some conflicts along the way and now you really have your work cut out for you. Negotiators can define conflict resolution as the informal or formal process that … Read more

Maintaining A Position Of Power While Negotiating A Conflict

When you are resolving a conflict, you need to be able to maintain your position of power

There are many different types of negotiations that we can engage in. However, one of the most difficult is when we are called on to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to negotiate a conflict. In these situations we are going to be dealing with parties that may be very emotional and they may … Read more

How Can You Save A Negotiation From Collapsing?

You can bring a deal back from the brink with the right actions

As negotiators, we all believe that when we reach the end of a negotiation and have a deal that both sides can agree to, the deal is done. This is the time that we start to pack up our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques and move on to our next negotiation. However, there will be … Read more

Just Exactly What is A Negotiation?

Negotiators need to learn the building blocks of negotiation business skills

We all know that it is tough to do a good job of negotiating a deal. In fact, many people dread negotiation, not recognizing that they negotiate on a regular, even daily basis. Most of us face formal negotiations throughout our personal and professional lives in many different forms during which we all use many … Read more

What Type Of Negotiation Should You Use Next Time?

Picking the right type of negotiation is key to getting the deal you want

Let’s face it, by now you realize that not every negotiation is the same. Each and every negotiation that we engage in has its own set of characteristics and qualities that set it apart from all of the other negotiations that we’ve been part of. However, the good news here is that all of the … Read more

Should We Eat While We Negotiate?

Will sharing a meal with the other side lead to a better deal?

So I’m willing to admit it – I like food. A lot. When we are getting ready to negotiate with someone, there is always the possibility of conducting our negotiations with all of their negotiation styles and negotiating techniques while sharing a meal with them. As tasty as this may seem, it does lead to … Read more

What Should Negotiators Do When The Good Cop / Bad Cop Shows Up?

Negotiators need to know how to identify and defuse this tactic

Ah, the good cop / bad cop tactic. You know, we’ve seen this used in so many different TV shows and movies that you would sorta think that everyone would recognize it when it was being used on them by now. However, that’s where you would be wrong. It turns out that this tactic is … Read more

How To Improve Your Reputation As A Negotiator

During a negotiation, cultivate a cooperative reputation to guide your opponent's negotiation strategies

The next time that you enter into a negotiation, how do you want the other side to view you? If you are like most of us who have had our impression of what a world-class negotiator looks like shaped by television and the movies: when we use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques we want … Read more

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

Video: Negotiation Awards: Who’s The Best Negotiator In The World?

Dr. Jim Anderson discovers who the best negotiators in the world are — 2-year olds! Dr. Anderson explores how kids learn to negotiate and what lessons sales negotiators can learn from little kids. If you want to get more negotiating secrets, subscribe to the free The Accidental Negotiator newsletter here: http://goo.gl/Yqf70