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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? Learn to Love Negotiation!
Negotiation is part of life, and is something you likely do every day, even outside the workplace. If your child asked you for a few dollars' spending money, and you agreed - as long as he takes the trash out - that was negotiation!

Effective negotiation reduces conflict, and should leave all parties feeling satisfied. The good news is that you can achieve this outcome with a few simple tips and techniques. You can learn these with our article, Essential Negotiation Skills, and our video, Win-Win Negotiation.

A common fear associated with negotiation is that it may spoil a relationship. Our article, "Yes" to the Person, "No" to the Task, explains how to be assertive while maintaining great relationships.

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Essential Negotiation Skills Essential Negotiation Skills

Learn the skills you need to be an effective negotiator, from proper preparation to choosing the best approach for your situation.

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Win-Win Negotiation Win-Win Negotiation

Watch this video to learn how to negotiate a solution that is acceptable to all parties.

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Yes to the Person, No to the Task "Yes" to the Person, "No" to the Task

Learn how to negotiate successfully and meet everyone's needs, without creating bad feelings.

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10 Common Negotiation Mistakes
10 Common Negotiation Mistakes

Learn how to identify and avoid these negotiation pitfalls.

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The Conflict Layer Model
The Conflict Layer Model

Find out how to explore and express your needs during a negotiation.

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Getting to We
Getting to We, By Jeanette Nyden, Kate Vitasek, and David Frydlinger

In this Book Insight, discover how to avoid "what's in it for me?" thinking.

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A Final Note

There's no doubt that it can be daunting to negotiate, and there are pitfalls that you need to avoid. But, if both sides make the effort to understand one another's needs, it can be an experience that leaves everyone feeling like a winner!

Next week, you can put your new-found bargaining skills to good use, and discover how to negotiate for an improved job offer.

Have a great week!

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