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The Skilled Negotiator: Mastering the Language of Engagement



The Skilled Negotiator: Mastering the Language of Engagement

Kathleen Reardon

ISBN: 978-0-787-96655-3 April 2004 Jossey-Bass 272 Pages


In The Skilled Negotiator Kathleen Reardon engagingly describes how to expand on negotiation strategies and develop language skills to enhance success in negotiation. The book is filled with real-life examples   revealing how to detect subtleties in manner and speech that negotiation novices fail to notice. You'll learn how to identify the 'choice points' that occur during negotiations, how to influence and redirect the conversation to address what you need and ultimately get what you want.   The author helps you:
  • Identify your negotiation style and its limitations
  • Use language strategically whether you're being subtle or direct
  • Recognize deception and manage it
  • Position and persuade artfully
  • Effectively negotiate one-on-one and in teams
  • Deal constructively with your own and others—heated emotions

1. Defining the Art.

2. A Versatile Frame of Mind.

3. Preparation and Planning.

4. Prioritizing Issues, Setting and Revising Goals.

5. Ethical Considerations.

6. The Persuasive Opening.

7. Persuasion Strategy Choices.

8. The Role of Power.

9. When the Discussion Gets Stalled or Heated.

10. Taking Negotiation Talents Global.

Summary Remarks.



The Author.