Does It Pay To Get Angry During A Negotiation?

When negotiating, we need to consider the effect of our emotions on others

I can only speak for myself, but I have no problem sharing with you that during a negotiation I can become very, very frustrated with how things are going. No matter if your negotiation styles and negotiating techniques are causing things to go too slow, go off in the wrong direction, or, even worse, not … Read more Does It Pay To Get Angry During A Negotiation?

Why Is Sincerity Important In A Negotiation?

Just exactly how important is honesty when it comes to negotiating? Sure we’d like to always be able to tell the truth, but sometimes it sure seems like it would make life just a little bit easier if we either didn’t say something or if we bent the truth just a bit. Likewise, can we … Read more Why Is Sincerity Important In A Negotiation?

Negotiators Need To Master The Art Of Nibbling

So there is a very interesting question that all too often I think that we negotiators just don’t take the time to answer: when is a negotiation over? Your gut reaction is probably to say when the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques have been put away and the deal has been signed by both sides … Read more Negotiators Need To Master The Art Of Nibbling

When “Yes” Means “No” And What To Do About It

What is the goal of any negotiation? The negotiation definition says that the ultimate goal is simply to reach a deal with the other side. Ah ha! Now this is where things start to really get interesting – after you’ve sorted through all of the negotiation styles and negotiating techniques that both sides have used, … Read more When “Yes” Means “No” And What To Do About It

Why Fait Accompli Spells Bad News For Negotiators

When you enter into negotiations with somebody, the thought is that neither side is going to take action until the negotiations reach some sort of conclusion. We expect the other side to use all sorts of different negotiation styles and negotiating techniques during the discussions. However, sometimes either the other side or you do something … Read more Why Fait Accompli Spells Bad News For Negotiators