Posts in Education and Learning
Fearless Asking #3: What Do They Want and Why? (video)

In the third installment of Fearless Asking, we're getting clear on what our negotiation conversation partners want and why. Getting clear on what we want and why as well as what they want and why helps us find common ground and mutual benefit. To do this, ask open ended questions, such as "What are your desired outcomes?" "What are your concerns?" Or "How can we solve this problem so that we can both get what we want?"

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It's About More Than Just Money: Four Reasons How Learning Mutual Benefit Negotiation Strategies Can Change Your World

You can be an ambitious, brave AND collaborative negotiator. 
You can be a communicator who leads through problem-solving, value-creating conversations. 
 

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How to Outmaneuver Your Opponent Like a Girl Scout

Lisa and I give our attendees the vocabulary, or the language for negotiation after the role-play, during which they put their natural skills on the table. The vocabulary inspires self-awareness, confidence and clarity. 

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6 skills every graduate needs to master, and yes, laundry is on the list

So, if I were graduating from college right now, I'd empty my head and master six skills:

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Changing the Conversation

Negotiators—whether politicians or homebuyers—begin with bold concessions which rapidly shrink the gulf between opposing sides. 

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Mutual Benefit Negotiation is the Secret to Happiness
Infiltrating the boy's club
Gaining the "High Power" Advantage

Listen.

We're all somewhat afraid of conflict, at least those of us who are not sociopaths.

Men and women both want their days to pass without having accusations hurled at them, without hearing what a frenemy is saying behind their backs, and without stirring their colleagues or clients to anger.

Women, however, do tend to react to a negotiation challenge somewhat more fearful of an angry response than do men.

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