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To Negotiate or Not – That is the Question

To Negotiate or Not – That is the Question

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley recently sparked an uproar within the Biden Administration and strained U.S.-Ukrainian relations when he suggested that the potential stalemate in the Ukraine-Russian War provides a “window of opportunity for negotiation.”...

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When To Negotiate In Person: An Update

When To Negotiate In Person: An Update

I wrote a column in 2011 entitled “In Person Talks Often Best Option” for The Arizona Republic. Given the timeliness of this subject as many CFOs and others contemplate the money saved with employees Zooming from home and staying away from airports, I thought I would...

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When to Take the Deal

When to Take the Deal

  "Should I take the deal? I don’t want any regrets. It seems great, but I could be leaving a lot on the table. What should I do?” I get this question a lot. How should you decide? 1. Does it satisfy your fundamental goals and interests? Go back to the beginning...

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The Role of Luck in Negotiations

The Role of Luck in Negotiations

Almost 30 years ago, I was sitting in my office when a senior partner at the law firm stuck his head in my door and asked if I wanted to join him that day in judging a negotiation competition at Arizona State University’s (ASU’s) College of Law. A senior associate was...

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A Major NFL Negotiation Mistake

A Major NFL Negotiation Mistake

NFL star quarterback Kyler Murray recently signed a $230.5 million, five-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. On its face, this deal appears great for Murray – making him the second highest paid quarterback in the league behind only the Green Bay...

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The Room Where Gun Control Negotiations Happened

The Room Where Gun Control Negotiations Happened

Congress passed the first significant gun control legislation last week in nearly three decades, despite many previous efforts to get something done. What happened in the negotiations that led to this, and how can we apply these lessons to our own negotiations?...

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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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