Negotiation Insights

A resource of quick tips and analysis of highly effective, real life negotiation strategies.




Problem Solving: Delvering outcomes

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2018 ‘The Future of Jobs Report’, negotiation was ranked in the top ten skills needed by 2020

Taylor Swift: Giving others a voice

When power imbalances occur in negotiations it has the potential to restrict who is able to be involved. So how can those with more influence achieve their desired outcome, while also strengthening the negotiation positions of those who have less influence? 

Gun tragedies: We hear you

Can you recall how it felt to be in the company of a good listener?  

In Focus: Negotiating with agents

When Tom Cruise played the role as a sports agent in the movie Jerry Maguire, he made famous the line “Show me the money”. What he also brought into focus was the use of an agent to negotiate on someone else’s behalf.  

Changing Perceptions: Shane Warne recalls advice

People perceive things the way they want them to be. So how can information be communicated to get others to consider and understand the true meaning of what is occurring? 

Avoiding Buyer's Remorse: Knowing when to close

How would you feel if you had just signed a contract only to learn later that you could have achieved a better deal?  

Defining Fairness: US German trade negotiations

At a meeting on March 17 2017 the US President Donald Trump advised German Chancellor Angela Merkel “We don’t want victory, we want fairness”. This was because the US President claimed that millions of Americans are “left behind” by “unfair” trade agreements and that “Negotiators for Germany have done far better than negotiators for the US". 

In Focus: The authentic negotiator

How would you manage being true to yourself when others ask you to negotiate an outcome you don't agree with?  

Negotiation preparation: Prime Minster wins election

In his final parliamentary summary for 2010 the Australian Federal Opposition Leader, Mr Abbott, said, “I should acknowledge that the Prime Minster has been a ferocious competitor this year and I should congratulate her on her success. She may not have won the election handsomely but she certainly won the negotiation, and that takes considerable skill.” 


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