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

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

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

Stop Saying Dumb Things During Your Negotiations!

A lot of times when we look back over a negotiation that we’ve participated in, we’ll try to determine where things went wrong. How did a negotiation that was supposed to be simple suddenly become so hard? We might want to think that the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that the other side put them … Read more Stop Saying Dumb Things During Your Negotiations!

During A Negotiation, We Hear What We Want To Hear

How good are your ears? Do you feel that they are working the way that they should be? Do you think that you can hear what other people are saying? Can you hear this during a negotiation? I’d be willing to bet that most of us think that our ears work just fine while we … Read more During A Negotiation, We Hear What We Want To Hear

Every Negotiation Is All About Time

So what’s your goal for your next negotiation? If I was going to hazard a guess, I’d be willing to bet that in one way shape or form you are going to be trying to maximize the amount of money that you walk away from the table with no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating … Read more Every Negotiation Is All About Time

When You Negotiate, You’re Taking A Risk

A quick show of hands please: who among us likes taking risks? Hmm, not very many hands are up. That’s pretty much par for the course. However, no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used, risk plays a big part in every negotiation that we take part in. In fact, risk is … Read more When You Negotiate, You’re Taking A Risk

One Source Of Power For You In A Negotiation: Your Competition

One of the biggest challenges that we all face when we are negotiating is not the negotiation styles or negotiating techniques that will be used, but rather the simple fact that the people that we are negotiating with have other options. If they don’t like what we have to offer to them, then they can … Read more One Source Of Power For You In A Negotiation: Your Competition

It’s Power That Drives A Negotiation

When I’m working with negotiators who are just starting out, I’m often asked the question “how can I win a negotiation?” Outside of the obvious issue with “winning” a negotiation, the question is actually a fairly good question. What my students are really asking me is what they can do in order to make sure … Read more It’s Power That Drives A Negotiation