Ways You Can Accelerate Your Negotiations — You Probably Haven’t Tried

Purpose Practical tips to accelerate your negotiation:   Game Plan  Negotiate Your Negotiation  Engage in Tension  If you negotiate right, you can be the most powerful person in a discussion. But traditional schooling does an awful job showing you it’s possible.  Here are 3 ways you can accelerate your negotiations.  Game Plan     Most negotiations are won …

New episode on the Negotiate Anything Podcast: “How To Win More Through Emotional Intelligence”

I’m excited to share this new interview with Kwame Christian on Negotiate Anything, the top Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Podcast in the world, also ranked #6 among all management-related shows on Apple Podcasts.

How To Create a Strong Negotiation Culture Within Your Sales Team

It’s easy for management to blame salespeople when negotiations conclude with value left on the table.  But what they often fail to realize is that selling and negotiating are fundamentally different skill sets requiring fundamentally different behaviors.

Want better E.I.? Start by understanding emotions

Much has been written about the power of emotional intelligence, including popular works by various experts such as Daniel Goleman, Chris Voss, Travis Bradberry, and others. Further, according to a 2013 study on the topic of emotional intelligence and sales, strong emotional intelligence is a trademark characteristic of high performers, especially those who can combine …

3 key lessons from Deepak Malhotra’s The Peacemaker’s Code

It’s not every day a Harvard business professor and one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation decides to write a fiction thriller.  So once I learned Deepak Malhotra was releasing just such a book I was eager to see the final result. Would it be insightful? Would it be entertaining? Was it possible to …

Adam Grant and the art of persuasive listening

In his recent book “Think Again ” Adam Grant examines powerful ways to influence with others, especially those who are convinced their way is best. In explaining how we can foster greater interpersonal rethinking, Grant describes how doctors and counselors often use a technique called motivational interviewing to spark impressive rates of attitude and behavior …

I’m Back.

Hi everyone, Happy to report I am bringing the blog back to life. Where have I been and what has changed over the past nine months? A ton! More on that in the near future… In the meantime, I am proud to share that savingface.blog has been featured on Forbes.com by Negotiation and Conflict Resolution …

What MLB players and owners are really negotiating about

Earlier this week, MLB owners presented their opening offer for a 2020 baseball season to their counterparts in the players’ union. Their proposed plan to start the season in July includes half the amount of games, a redesigned divisional schedule to make it easier on players and staff, as well as a number of other …

How to resolve a difficult negotiation or harmful conflict

In my last post, I described two of our social tendencies that have the ability to create and escalate harmful conflict.  Below are four powerful strategies we can use when conflict escalates to the point of peril and instead change course towards a mutually beneficial outcome. Offer a reasonable concession As counter-intuitive as it may …

Dwight and Nellie’s Dangerous Game – What To Avoid During A Conflict

Will he actually cut off her hand? While this outcome might seem far-fetched, fans of The Office familiar with the character of Dwight have been conditioned enough by his antics to actually wonder. And while he might seem crazy enough to do it, it’s the chain of events created through Dwight and Nellie’s confrontation that …