Category Archives: Negotiation Pointers

Preparing for Negotiation On the Fly

by Berton Lee Lamb and Susan K. Driver We often read the advice that we should be well prepared for negotiation. This is sometimes directed at one-on-one negotiations. Buying a car is an example. “Do your research beforehand” they advise. … Continue reading

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American Negotiating Style: Part 4

I recently found a blog post that summarizes some useful negotiation lessons. The blog is entitled Your “Tools for Success in the United States.” The five-part guidance for the first-time negotiator in the Unites States is informative about what to … Continue reading

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American Negotiating Style: Part 2

How do others see us? This is a great question and it is especially important to understand how we are viewed as negotiators. (Click here to read Part 1) Recently, I was teaching the negotiation segment of a course at … Continue reading

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Digital Negotiating: Video-conferences

Negotiating by video-conference, such as Zoom or MS Teams, has recently become more common.  When reviewing the on-line literature on this subject it became apparent that there is less research available about how to conduct a video negotiation. But there … Continue reading

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The Term Sheet: What Is It and How Do We Use It?

By Sarah Klahn,* David Belcher,** and Berton Lee Lamb We often encounter “term sheets” in multi-party negotiations. Recently, we were involved in a negotiation that was going pretty well. The parties had agreed on a few things and seemed to … Continue reading

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Final, Contingent, and Straw Man Offers

by Berton Lee Lamb and Sarah Klahn* Offers made in a negotiation can come in a variety of “flavors.” The flavor you choose should be selected to maximize development of mutual trust, create open discussion, and search for good results. … Continue reading

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Concerned about Communication? Look to Your Phone

Three Keys to Effective Communication: Clarify, Keep It Simple, and Never Speculate. Continue reading

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Negotiating Interviews: Media Management Benefits from Negotiation Skills

By: Kara L. Lamb, June 18, 2019 Have you ever wondered what, if anything, media management has in common with negotiation? Consider Mike Klis introduction to media for the 2019 Denver Broncos rookies. When describing media relations to the future … Continue reading

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Special Challenges of Multi-Party Negotiation, Part 3: October Surprises

by Berton Lee Lamb and Susan K. Driver A few years ago we were involved in a multi-party negotiation that had an interesting dynamic. Two of the parties in this negotiation were allies. Although they supported each other, one of … Continue reading

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Does Collaboration Make a Difference?

A study published in 2015 examined three hydropower licensing cases that were characterized as having high, medium, and low collaboration. The author, Nicola Ulibarri, found that high collaboration resulted in “jointly developed and highly implementable operating regimes designed to improve … Continue reading

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