Collaboration is The Key For A Mutually Beneficial Agreement

Your goal has to be to get on track towards a mutually beneficial agreement

So here’s a question for you negotiator: just exactly what is a mutually beneficial agreement? Sure, we all think that we’d like to be able to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to reach one of these in our next negotiation, but would we recognize it if we saw it? One way to define … Read moreCollaboration is The Key For A Mutually Beneficial Agreement

What Are The Top 10 Skills That Every Negotiator Needs To Have?

Get good at these skills and you'll be able to get the deals that you want

As negotiators we all want to get better. One of the challenges that we face in trying to do this is that we often don’t know what areas we should be working on. When you look at what negotiating consists of, there are many different areas such as negotiation styles and negotiating techniques and if … Read moreWhat Are The Top 10 Skills That Every Negotiator Needs To Have?

What Rights Do You Have As A Negotiator?

As negotiators, we end up putting up with a lot during a negotiation. We know that no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques we are using, we often make mistakes during a negotiation and all too often we end up punishing ourselves for the things that we think that we could have done better. … Read moreWhat Rights Do You Have As A Negotiator?

Getting The Other Side To Accept Change In A Negotiation

As negotiators it is our job to make change happen as a result of our negotiation. The other side showed up with some expectations about how the negotiation was going to go and we’ll spend our time trying to use our negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to change their minds about this. However, even when … Read moreGetting The Other Side To Accept Change In A Negotiation

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 moreIt’s Power That Drives A Negotiation

How To Get The Other Side To Tell You What You Need To Know

I’m all about doing my homework before I start a negotiation. I’ll have a talk with Google, call up people that the other side of the table have negotiated with in the past, and I’ll study the issues that we’ll be discussing. However, no matter how good of a job that I do in preparing … Read moreHow To Get The Other Side To Tell You What You Need To Know

How To Buy Yourself More Time During A Negotiation

Any negotiation can be a fast paced affair. The other side uses different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques to start to throw ideas and proposals at us one after another and we very quickly feel ourselves becoming overwhelmed. In order to prevent you from making a negotiating mistake, we need to come up with a … Read moreHow To Buy Yourself More Time During A Negotiation

The Power Of Knowing When To Ask For Help During A Negotiation

As negotiators we like to think of ourselves as being “all knowing” and “invincible”. In fact, we’d really like the other side of the table to view us in that way no matter what negotiation styles or negotiating techniques are being used. However, the reality is that we really don’t know everything. In fact, not … Read moreThe Power Of Knowing When To Ask For Help During A Negotiation

The Best Way To Start A Negotiation

When I’m working with negotiators who want to become better, one of the questions that I’m presented with the most often is not about different negotiation styles or negotiating techniques, instead it is “what is the best way to start a negotiation”. The answer to this question is “any way that will end up getting … Read moreThe Best Way To Start A Negotiation

3 Secrets That You Must Get The Other Negotiator To Reveal To You

Every negotiation has its share of secrets. You know things that you don’t want the other side of the table to know and they know things that they don’t want you to know – that’s why we all use so many different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques. It’s your job as a negotiator to find … Read more3 Secrets That You Must Get The Other Negotiator To Reveal To You