Integrity in Negotiations
A negotiation is more than a discussion of issues or a signed agreement. It is an unwritten judgment on the quality and character of the participants...
Integrity makes the deal work. There is no substitute for it.
The absence in integrity cannot be offset by intelligence, competence, or tight legal documents. Without integrity, no deal, however carefully written, is worth much. Built into the transaction must be a high sense of values, the generosity to resolve subsequent difficulties equitably, and a commitment to meet the intent of the agreement. Integrity is always a big part of the price. Wherever it is lacking, you will find yourself shortchanged.
What is face negotiation theory? When was the last time you were having a conversation with someone and noticed their facial reactions? What did you do? Did it alter the way you pushed the conversation forward? In most cases, this is precisely what happens. While some may see an emotional reaction and take advantage of it to press their needs or desires, others may shift their manner of speech, change the subject, or otherwise be more concerned with how that individual is reacting or responding...Read More
Whether you’re negotiating for a better price on lunch or a new car or a multi-million dollar deal at work, how you listen matters. Of all the life skills we develop from childhood, listening is actually one of the most overlooked and underappreciated...Read More