The Successful Negotiator
WHAT ARE the marks of a successful negotiator and how can you tell if you are one? If you observe successful negotiators, you will find several common characteristics and practices.
First, they view negotiating as a lifelong process; it is never-ending. They see all of life as a process of compromising and adjusting to conflicting interests. It goes on continuously every day, in almost every area. Ideally, it is a win-win process, but this outcome is sometimes neither desirable nor necessary.
Good negotiators are open-minded and adaptive to a changing situation. They don’t adopt rigid positions. The poor negotiator gets one idea in mind and fights for it, even if the situation has changed.
Good negotiators ...