How Negotiators Can Become Better Listeners

The key to a successful negotiation is to listen well

As good as our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques may be, it turns out that we may be missing one of the most important skills that a negotiator must have: the ability to listen well. During a negotiation, it can be very difficult to listen well to the other side when they are disagreeing with … Read more

How To Defend Yourself During A Negotiation

Find a way to negotiate without bias when you can defend yourself

When we enter into a negotiation, we never know who will be sitting across the table from us. Will they be a negotiator who is just starting out or a skilled professional who has done this countless times before? In any negotiation that you participate in, you will undoubtedly find yourself on the defensive at … Read more

5 Ways To Become A Better Negotiator

Learn how to get better negotiation results

As negotiators, we all share the same desire – we’d like to find ways to become better negotiators. However, the prospect of finding a way to make this happen and learn new negotiation styles and negotiating techniques can be very overwhelming and this can cause us to throw our arms up and say that it … 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

Bargaining Strategies When You’re Dealing With A Fixed Pie

To claim your fair share, you have to first take the time to prepare properly

As negotiators, we understand that when we enter into a negotiation we need to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to both collaborate and compete with the other side of the table. It is our job to increase the pie of value for all parties, often by identifying differences across issues and making tradeoffs. … Read more

How To Defend Yourself During A Negotiation

We need to learn how to negotiate without bias while defending our position

When we picture ourselves in a negotiation, we often see ourselves using our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to make a point. Or perhaps at the board drawing out a scenario. Or maybe even handing papers to the other side for them to review. What we don’t often see is ourselves on the defensive. However, … Read more

What’s The Best Way To Deal With A Crisis Negotiation?

When a crisis happens, a negotiator needs to know what to do

So just exactly what is a crisis? Let us agree that at every firm the definition of what a crisis is can differ. I think that most of us could agree that a crisis is probably an unexpected event that everyone agrees represents a high-priority issue that needs to be solved. When a crisis occurs, … Read more

Defensive Negotiation Strategies That Negotiators Need To Know

When you sit down to a negotiation, who is sitting across the table from you? In most cases you are going to be looking at a talented negotiator who is also a skilled persuader. Just like you have a collection of negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that you use during a negotiation, so do they. … Read more

When Should You Start To Prepare To Negotiate?

When you know that you will be involved in a negotiation in the future, when should you start to prepare for that negotiation? If you are like most of us, using the techniques that we probably learned back in high school, we tend to put off the getting ready work until the date that the … Read more

In A Negotiation You Always Want To Do More Work Than The Other Side

Ok, so I’m willing to admit it – I’m lazy. If I can get someone else to do work for me, more often than not I’ll ask them to do it. The problem with being this way is that I spend a great deal of my time negotiating. It turns out that when you are … Read more