Category Archives: Negotiation Coaching

Keys to Negotiation 12 — When to Come In

On April 13, 2011, Terry Gross interviewed Tina Fey on the NPR radio program Fresh Air.  They had a nice long chat about comedy, acting, and life in general prompted by the publication of Fey’s autobiography. When talking about her … Continue reading

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Surviving the Impromptu Press Conference

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings I was impressed by the impromptu press conference given by the uncle of the suspects. I wanted to know if this was an effective form of communication. To answer this question I … Continue reading

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Power, Trustworthiness, and Willingness to Negotiate

by Cindy T. Christen, Ph.D. Most investigations of the negotiation process assume that the parties to a conflict are willing to participate in formal negotiations. In reality, a number of factors can influence a party’s willingness to consider negotiation as … Continue reading

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Stakeholders

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is about stakeholders. Who are stakeholders in a negotiation, how do you identify them, and how do you work with them? We have written about stakeholders and talked about working with … Continue reading

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Keys to Negotiation 11: Bargaining with “Deepening Conversations”

Becoming a better bargainer means being a better listener.  We negotiate every day. Some of these negotiations are at work, where we try to plan future actions or resolve conflicts over what we have already done. Some are with friends and … Continue reading

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The Influence of Culture on Strategy Selection

By Cindy T. Christen, Ph.D. Negotiation researchers have identified a number of factors that can influence selection of cooperative or noncooperative strategies. These can include objective factors, such as overlapping preferences, interests or goals, and subjective factors, such as perceptions … Continue reading

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Understanding Irrational Negotiation Behavior: The Ultimatum Game

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Negotiation Quick Tips: Using Questions

Using questions to help move the negotiation along is closely associated with the goal of staying on message.  A key element in achieving success in negotiations is to stay on message and not fall into the trap of blurting out … Continue reading

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Negotiation Quick Tips: When Values Clash

An interesting question came up while I was lecturing about multi-party negotiations at the Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC).  The EMDC is one of the executive training centers of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  It is located in Shepardstown, … Continue reading

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Keys to Negotiation 10–Some Collaboration Tips for Complex Problems

by Susan K. Driver and Berton Lee Lamb When, and with whom should you collaborate in complex, multi-party negotiations?  On the one hand, fairness demands including all stakeholders, but on the other hand, involving diverse stakeholders can dilute the process … Continue reading

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