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Are you a skilled negotiator?

September 26, 2017
  • Absolutely, I can flip a quarter for a brand new car!
  • I wouldn’t say “skilled,” but I handle my own
  • No, if I’m sent to talk a man off a ledge, I’d call the coroner instead

Ideally, everyone should be able to negotiate effectively. After all, we all are constantly negotiating: at home, at work, in the store… And not only with other people – often we have to negotiate with ourselves. In any situation when you try to solve inconsistencies, smooth out differences, resolve conflicts, influence people, establish or develop relationships, you enter into negotiations. Negotiating is one of the main games in life and business. They determine the nature of your relationship with people. With the art of negotiating, you can significantly improve the results of your communication with other people. 

In business, the ability to conduct business negotiations plays a huge role. For some people, negotiations are part of their professional duties. The ability to negotiate effectively is important for the professional growth of the manager and the successful development of the organization. When conducting negotiations, their success largely depends on which side is better prepared for the process. Every business meeting should be carefully prepared because a wrong step can lead to failure. Good negotiation requires a person to have some experience and skills, as well as the appropriate level of professional training, which will help them in the process of mutual concessions to come to a mutually beneficial agreement. Alternatively, if one of the parties does not have the skills and talents of negotiation, then the process may be deadlocked. 

So, can you negotiate?

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