How can you expand the size of the pie in negotiations?

How can you expand the size of the pie in negotiations?

To make a decision in a negotiation you need to understand what will satisfy you and what you need to do to satisfy the needs and interests of the other party. Do they value the process of expanding the pie or are they fixed on a single outcome?

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A delegate's view of keynote: Negotiate or Perish

A delegate's view of keynote: Negotiate or Perish

Guest blog by Graham Godbee
www.learndevelop.com.au

I recently attended a business conference in Sydney and was fortunate to attend the session: Negotiate or Perish by Stephen Kozicki. As an experienced practitioner in executive management development programs, I found the session highly motivating and am keen to use some of his practical examples in my business negotiations.

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How can you become a successful negotiator? (Part 1 - Types of negotiation)

How can you become a successful negotiator?      (Part 1 - Types of negotiation)

To be a successful negotiator you need to understand that a negotiation can only take place when everyone involved thinks they will get some benefit from the transaction. Both sides want to be in on the deal and all will influence the outcome.

To be successful you must:

  • Analyse the negotiation and choose the best approach
  • Be well prepared
  • Pay careful attention to detail
  • Be creative

In essence - be a TOP negotiator.

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What is in your negotiation tool kit?

What is in your negotiation tool kit?

Managers in today's complex business environment require negotiation skills for business success. They need to develop a tool kit of negotiation strategies and understand how these influence and are influenced by their surroundings. Being successful in leading groups and shaping group decision making is vital, both internally and with key customers and suppliers.

In your tool kit you need tools to manage:

  • Relationships
  • Substantive Issues
  • Value
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Agility is a state of mind

Agility is a state of mind

Spend a moment thinking about the messages you received about winning as you were growing up. Think about sport, study, games, finances, and career. Think about your friends’ attitudes to these activities too. It’s probable that most of you are conditioned to think that winning, in any competition, is the most important part of the game.

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Brexit Negotiations: How to make the impossible deal (part 2)

Brexit Negotiations: How to make the impossible deal (part 2)

In the previous blog, we completed the vital step of understanding the process of decision-making. Now we will examine how to prepare for these complex negotiations.

Given the number of countries, it is likely that coalitions of countries will form. Dealing with coalitions requires special skills. But according to Peter Block, one of the most important skills is to say no when you mean no. In other words, a vital part of preparation is to identify what you will not do.

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What's in your negotiation toolkit?

What's in your negotiation toolkit?

Managers in today’s complex business environment require negotiation skills for business success. They need to develop a toolkit of negotiation strategies and understand how these influence and are influenced by their surroundings. Being successful in leading groups and shaping group decision making is vital, both internally and with key customers and suppliers.

Read More