Negotiating Skills Give Both Players Part of the Win

“Let me suggest a few options – each of which would be acceptable to us,” I said to the furniture store manager. “Either provide us with 80 percent of our money back for the practically unused piece of furniture we purchased, or give us a credit – to be used in your...

Make Sure to Negotiate Strategically, Not Instinctively

“What’s the single-biggest mistake most individuals make in their negotiations?” a seminar participant once asked me. “And what can they do about it?” The biggest mistake? Most individuals negotiate instinctively, not strategically. Assume you’ve always wanted to own...

Using Negotiation Principles Can Enhance Book Value

I recently decided to hire a publicist to help with the publicity for my first book. While my publisher assigned its own publicist, my agent recommended that I also hire a publicist to augment its efforts. Since almost every businessperson has undertaken negotiations...

Temper Your Instinct With Strategy In Negotiations

“I left a fortune on the table because I went against my instincts in that negotiation,” a highly successful businessman and real estate developer told me recently. “Yet I know it’s critical to negotiate strategically and not just rely on your...

Temper Your Instinct With Strategy In Negotiations

“I left a fortune on the table because I went against my instincts in that negotiation,” a highly successful businessman and real estate developer told me recently. “Yet I know it’s critical to negotiate strategically and not just rely on your...