Tag Archives: Negotiation Coaching

Badmouthing Your Opponent

by Berton Lee Lamb Have you ever been in a situation where your negotiation team is de-briefing a bargaining session and one of your colleagues starts badmouthing your opponent? This sometimes happens after a particularly difficult negotiating session or  the … Continue reading

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Keys to Negotiation 5-The Paradox of Ambiguity

by Berton Lee Lamb and Susan K. Driver Here is a paradox for you to consider:  First, people bargain harder if they cannot quantify the issues and results.  Second, “compromise is often easier to arrange in a situation of ambiguity” … Continue reading

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Thinking about Your Opponent 4–Dealing with Difficult People

Summary of an essay by Terry Paulson, Ph.D. Ten suggestions for dealing with difficult people: 1. “Talk to people instead of about them.”   Dr. Paulson recognizes that direct confrontation may be difficult but he observes that direct interaction can … Continue reading

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Keys to Negotiation 4-Thinking about a Mediator

by Berton Lee Lamb It seems surprising now, but there was a time when mediation wasn’t as common as it is today. There have always been mediators, of course.  It is just that for a variety of reasons mediation has … Continue reading

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Thinking about Your Opponent 3–Bargaining with the Hard-nosed

by Russell C. Sanders, Psy.D. Negotiate with a Hard-nosed Person A question was raised about a recent post on our Negotiation Guidance Associates blog: How do I negotiate with a hard-nosed person? The first word is preparation. How prepared are you … Continue reading

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Thinking about Your Opponent 2–Pattern Recognition

by Berton Lee Lamb Humans are very good at recognizing patterns. One example is how well we recognize people’s faces. I have two young grandsons and people often comment about how the grandsons look like their parents, grandparents, or even … Continue reading

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Keys to Negotiation 3–Asking Questions

by Berton Lee Lamb One bit of advice that is common on the negotiation lecture circuit is that a good negotiator is one who asks questions.  I have given that advice myself, many times.  But what do we mean by … Continue reading

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