Tag Archives: Negotiation

Questions Put You in Charge

One of the most important elements of a robust negotiation strategy is your question strategy.  Questions put you in charge during a negotiation.  Questions accomplish the following: Establish baseline responses Allow you to direct the issues discussed Apply pressure to … Continue reading

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Internal Negotiations: Win, Lose, or Collaborate

Internal negotiations can include: Resource allocation discussions Project management and implementation Labor relations Influencing and persuading Recruitment and promotion Etc. The problem starts with the structure of most corporate firms.  Decisions tend to follow a pyramid like hierarchy, even in … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods Video Analysis

Below are my observations of the Tiger Woods press conference. Overall, Tiger’s emotions, non-verbal communication, and words were very much aligned. He was truthful as he represented his feelings at the press conference. I did notice a couple of occasions … Continue reading

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Darvin Moon Trips Up Phil Ivey Part 2

Darvin Moon finished 2nd in the 2009 World Series of Poker, winning $5.18 million.  Although Darvin is an amateur, many times he demonstrated an uncanny ability to make the right call at the right time.  Sometimes he was just plain … Continue reading

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Even Phil Ivey has a Tell

Why do people get caught lying? The average person lies 3x in a 10 minute conversation. That’s 1,616,220 lies in a lifetime.  True many of those lies are your garden variety little white lies, harmless exaggerations, omissions, etc. So why … Continue reading

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John Edwards – another Politician that Lies

Humintell posted video clips of the John Edwards interview on ABC when he first denied the rumors of his affair and secondly denied fathering a child. Here are my comments on the John Edwards video. Which I’ve reproduced below. I … Continue reading

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Negotiating in China

In Kissinger’s book, Ending the Vietnam War : A History of America’s Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War, he recounts the following observation. The American delegation made arrangements to occupy 3 floors in a prominent hotel in Paris. … Continue reading

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Case Study: The Music Business – part 2

In a nutshell this is the advice I gave my client in response to yesterday’s post. Start by examining what you know about the circumstance.

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Case Study: The Music Business

Today I thought it would be interesting to take and dissect a real negotiation to see some of the concepts in action.  So here is the setup, I’ve obscured some of the facts to protect the guilty: Parties Involved: 1. … Continue reading

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People Lie When they Negotiate

A brief interruption in the “10 Tips” series to pose a question to everybody whose is reading this.  People feel compelled to lie during a negotiation.  There are many forms of lying including omissions, concealing vital facts, exaggerations, innocent little white … Continue reading

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

Salary negotiations are a bit of an enigma.  They have all of the elements of a Hard Bargaining situation: Limited variables Price is the main focal point (Salary) There are usually multiple applicants vying for the same position Yet a salary … Continue reading

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Characteristics and Behaviors of High Dependency Negotiations

High Dependency negotiations are nothing more than a Collaborative Negotiation where the parties are mutually dependent upon each other.  The consequences of deadlock are often substantial.  Typical situations falling into this category are joint ventures, partnerships, union negotiations, strategic alliances, … Continue reading

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