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Building a Negotiation Culture

Building a Negotiation Culture

“Our folks don’t think about the sales process as a negotiation. They think the negotiation is just the back-and-forth at the end. This causes problems. How can we reset our culture so they consider the entire effort a negotiation, from their first contact with a...

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Dad’s Negotiation Lessons

Dad’s Negotiation Lessons

My Dad recently passed away at 91. He taught me a ton about life and negotiation. Here are my five biggest negotiation takeaways from his over 60 years of negotiating as a lawyer, political and community activist, and father. 1. Set Aggressive Goals and Go For It!...

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4 Powerful Strategies in Negotiating with the Elderly

4 Powerful Strategies in Negotiating with the Elderly

My Dad is 91 years old and my Mom is 84. Both are in generally good health, and the years have been pretty kind to them. But their mental and physical conditions have inevitably changed. One significant change - especially as we become more elderly and/or infirm -...

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A Negotiation Failure with Putin

A Negotiation Failure with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2007 brought his Labrador to a negotiation at his Black Sea residence with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had a well-known deathly fear of dogs since childhood. In a photo taken at the time, Putin is seen smirking while Merkel...

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Annual Lessons Learned to Implement in 2022

Annual Lessons Learned to Implement in 2022

Here’s my annual list of lessons learned from my 2021 columns and a reminder to put these strategies into practice in 2022. You won’t get better results if you don’t implement them. Each also has a link to my column with more detail. Don’t scream at negotiation...

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Top Business Experts Share Negotiation Lessons: Part Two

Top Business Experts Share Negotiation Lessons: Part Two

Last month I shared some top business negotiation lessons from Steve Hilton, Executive Chairman of Fortune 500 company Meritage Homes. Today, here are four negotiation pearls of wisdom from Nick Schacht, the Chief Global Development Officer for the Society for Human...

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Top Business Experts Share Negotiation Lessons: Part One

Top Business Experts Share Negotiation Lessons: Part One

I recently spoke with two very successful business professionals about the strategies they’ve used in almost 70 collective years of business negotiations. Here are some of their most effective negotiation strategies and lessons learned. We will all do better if we...

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The True Value of Expert Negotiation Training

The True Value of Expert Negotiation Training

I have been training business professionals and lawyers to more effectively negotiate since 1995. I have written this monthly column since 1999. I make my living from the former. The latter is free (including the almost 300 at www.ExpertNegotiator.com). So here’s the...

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How to Negotiate a Raise: Part Two

How to Negotiate a Raise: Part Two

The two most expensive letters in the English alphabet are “O.K.,” which is how many respond when offered a raise. After all, many don’t want to appear greedy or unappreciative by asking for more – even when you deserve it. It can also be scary, as there is always a...

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How to Negotiate a Raise: Part One

How to Negotiate a Raise: Part One

“I’m really nervous about this. I enjoy my job and love the company. They treat me well and provide me with the flexibility and support to personally and professionally succeed. But I feel like I’m undercompensated relative to the value I add. I don’t want to leave -...

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3 Business Startup Negotiation Lessons

3 Business Startup Negotiation Lessons

About 15 years ago I started a negotiation software company and began a series of some of my most professionally challenging negotiations. Failing at any of them could have marked the death knell of the company. Here are three lessons I learned from those start-up...

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Top Ten Negotiation Mistakes: Part Two

Top Ten Negotiation Mistakes: Part Two

Mistakes happen in negotiation and in life. Our challenge? How to avoid them. Last month I described five common negotiation mistakes. Here are five more. Mistake #6: Underestimating the value of personal likeability I do about 50 percent of my training for lawyers...

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Top Ten Negotiation Mistakes: Part One

Top Ten Negotiation Mistakes: Part One

I have a confession to make - despite having spent an enormous amount of time in the last 25 years studying, teaching and consulting on negotiations full-time, I have made some negotiation mistakes.  In fact, I would suggest that everyone – even the most effective...

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4 Pandemic Negotiation Lessons

4 Pandemic Negotiation Lessons

I was shocked and dismayed a year ago when millions of us were grounded and effectively sentenced to house arrest as the world confronted the pandemic that upended many of our lives and livelihoods. Since then, we have all personally and professionally adapted in...

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