Negotiation Insights

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




Elon Musk: When to negotiate

Elon Musk: When to negotiate
How do you know when to enter a negotiation? During the COVID-19 outbreak, the State of California Governor Gavin Newsom, and officials from the Alameda County, made the decision to shut down non-essential businesses, which included suspending production at the Tesla car plant from 23 March 2020.In response, the CEO of...

Problem Solving: Delivering outcomes

Problem Solving: Delivering 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. What makes this skill so valuable is the resultant ability to strengthen relationships and unlock value. In this issue of Negotiation Insights, we consider how skilled negotiators...

Changing Perceptions: Shane Warne recalls advice

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? A useful example comes from cricket great Shane Warne, who recounted the advice he received from media mogul Kerry Packer. Shane...

Problem Solving: Calm in the cockpit

Problem Solving: Calm in the cockpit
Have you ever been confronted with vast amounts of information that is ambiguous and complex? If you have, then it is also likely that you experienced high stress levels and feelings of being overwhelmed. In this issue of Negotiation Insights we consider what negotiators can learn from Captain Richard de...

Traits of Skilled Negotiators: Nelson Mandela

Traits of Skilled Negotiators: Nelson Mandela
Negotiation is a learned skill that involves a methodology, and the knowledge and creativity to reach a mutually beneficial outcome. In this issue of Negotiation Insights we reflect on Nelson Mandela and the negotiation traits that helped him to achieve his outcomes and build relationships. Nelson Mandela is widely recognised...

Leadership Without Authority: Reducing domestic violence

Leadership Without Authority: Reducing domestic violence
Whether it is in business, politics, sport or everyday life, there are times when we need to influence without authority. In this issue of Negotiation Insights we consider how leadership and change can be achieved without authority. The recently retired Australian Chief of Army, David Morrison, said, “The standard you...

Creating Alternatives: Flying fresh milk to China

Creating Alternatives: Flying fresh milk to China
Feeling trapped in a negotiation with a Goliath can quickly make the power balance seem uneven and lead to emotions of helplessness, frustration and anger, particularly when industry consolidation occurs and you are a small company suppling a commodity that lacks differentiation. In this issue of Negotiation Insights we look at...

Creating Points of Influence: Russell Crowe gets his leading lady

Creating Points of Influence: Russell Crowe gets his leading lady
In any negotiation, you have points of influence and using them is how Russell Crowe influenced Cate Blanchett to secure her as the leading lady for the $155 million dollar movie Robin Hood. Russell Crowe was sitting before a room full of Australia Post executives and enthusiasts, but sticky stamps were the...

Negotiation Preparation: Prime Minster wins election

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...

Archive  

Coping Strategies: Managing difficult Negotiators

Negotiating Teams & Coalitions

Managing Power Imbalances

Measuring Negotiation Costs

Elon Musk: When to negotiate

Managing COVID-19 Renegotiations

Problem Solving: Delivering outcomes

Taylor Swift: Giving others a voice

Gun Tragedies: We hear you

Negotiating with Agents

Changing Perceptions: Shane Warne recalls advice

Problem Solving: Calm in the cockpit

Avoiding Buyer's Remorse: Knowing when to close

Defining Fairness: US German trade negotiations

The Authentic Negotiator

Identity Needs: Tobacco now a nobody

Restoring Relationships: Saying sorry

Price Haggling: Strategies to position value

Negotiation Styles: Managing aggressive behaviours

Traits of Skilled Negotiators: Nelson Mandela

Leadership Without Authority: Reducing domestic violence

Mindsets: It’s a choice!

The Power of Language: A statement or a question?

Managing Uncertainty: New freeway gets a red light

Influencing Timelines: The brave new world of regulators

Hostage Negotiations: A frontline perspective

Creating Alternatives: Flying fresh milk to China

Setting the Scene: Automotive executives fly into a storm

Finding Common Ground: US Firearm reforms

Timing Concessions: Bangladesh factory tragedy

Verifying Trust: World soccer cup and gulf of Mexico oil spill

Shaping Mindsets: AVIS We try harder

Cultural Differences: SONY Walkman designed for harmony

Difficult Conversations: Thalidomide sufferers seek empathy

Engaging the Enemy: US and Taliban peace talks

Creating Points of Influence: Russell Crowe gets his leading lady

Collaborating to Create Value: Power to the people

Breaking Deadlocks: AFL resolves stalemate

Negotiation Preparation: Prime Minster wins election