Negotiation Insights

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

In Focus: Black Friday Negotiation Strategies

In Focus: Black Friday Negotiation Strategies
Let’s reflect on Black Friday and the shopping extravaganza of the year by focusing on a crucial aspect: Single Issue Negotiations. How do you navigate a negotiation when the other party insists on fixating on just one issue?Unleashing the power of Multi-Issue NegotiationsSkilled negotiators transcend the one-dimensional battleground of price...

Managing Power Imbalances

Managing Power Imbalances
Who has the power? According to Statcounter, the real-time web analytics service, in the 12 months from January 2020 to January 2021, Google held 94.45% of the search engine market, and Facebook/Instagram combined, 72.36% of the social media market. In response to such market domination, the Australian Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, said on...

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...

Managing COVID-19 Renegotiations

Managing COVID-19 Renegotiations
How relevant are your existing agreements? COVID-19 changes to work conditions, supply chains, business models and demand curves, have all contributed to a loss of relevance for many agreements. When this loss of relevance leads to dissatisfaction with how well an existing agreement is creating and distributing value, a renegotiation is often...

Taylor Swift: Giving others a voice

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? What others can learn from Taylor Swift. With over...

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...


In Focus: Black Friday Negotiation Strategies

In Focus: Winning Together

In Focus: Negotiating Roles

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