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 moreWhy 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 moreNegotiators 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 moreWhen “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 moreWhy Fait Accompli Spells Bad News For Negotiators