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win-win negotiation Two Problems, One Solution!
Sometimes, seemingly very different problems can share the same solution.

For example, opposing parties can be brought together in a way that both find satisfactory by using "principled negotiation." You can explore two effective uses of this approach with our articles, Win-Win Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

Understanding the other person's position, and "putting yourself in his or her shoes" is key to principled negotiation. Our article, Empathy at Work, suggests practical tips for doing this.

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Win-Win Negotiation Win-Win Negotiation

Discover how "principled negotiation" can result in everyone feeling like a winner.

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Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution

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Empathy at Work Empathy at Work

Learn how to develop the skills that you need to understand other people.

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How to manage when values clash
How to Manage When Values Clash

Find out how to bring people together from differing and entrenched positions.

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Distributive Bargaining
Distributive Bargaining

Learn how to compromise in negotiations that aren't win-win situations.

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Resolving Workplace Conflict Through Mediation
Resolving Workplace Conflict Through Mediation

Use this six-step strategy for resolving disagreements informally.

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A Final Note

Often, people think that the best way to negotiate, or to win an argument, is to "play hardball." But this confrontational approach can be very unpleasant and sour relationships. Allowing a little "give and take" nearly always leads to a happier outcome for everyone involved.

Next week, you can find out how to be flexible and adapt to changes in the workplace.

Have a great week!

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James Manktelow (CEO) - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
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