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3 Lessons from the Brittney Griner Negotiations

3 Lessons from the Brittney Griner Negotiations

  I recently watched the movie “Bridge of Spies” in which Tom Hanks, playing an American lawyer, negotiated the release of a U.S. spy pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960 and a U.S. student unlawfully detained in East Germany in exchange for a convicted...
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.”...
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...
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?...

Leverage: Understanding and Exercising It Is Key

You’re the CEO of a company employing a quarter of the city’s employees. Your company provides a significant portion of the city’s tax revenue but neither you nor your company is active in the community’s political affairs. Recently, you decided to expand your...

Negotiating from Strength, Even if You Don’t Have Any

“We’re going to court,” she told me during a break in my negotiation seminar. “What else can we do? We really want to sell, and my brother-in-law’s `best offer’ for our share of the family business will only give us 10 percent of what it’s worth. Plus, the...

You May Be Stronger, But Be Savvy In Using Leverage

“How can we use our large size and power to get our best deal, yet still avoid alienating smaller companies with whom we want a future relationship? After all, we value our reputation and don’t want them to feel we’re just imposing our terms.” This question, posed by...

Want To Make A Deal? Don’t Let Them See You Sweat

Longtime Wall Street lawyer James Freund, counsel in many of the 1980s corporate takeover battles, wrote in his book Smart Negotiating that he almost always wanted to make the first offer on price issues as it sets the “ballpark where the action will...

Negotiation Strategies Help Boost Leverage

My name is Marty Latz, and I am the founder of Latz Negotiation Institute, a national negotiation training and consulting company, and ExpertNegotiator, online software that helps individuals more effectively negotiate based on the experts’ research. I am also...