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Published: Mar 21 , 2016
Author: Alan Smith

Negotiation involves cold logic, cutting through all the verbiage, careful and clear analysis of the volatile and unpredictable environment before coolly selecting the correct option. When strong emotions are involved, we often don't get the chance to negotiate well.

Published: Feb 16 , 2016
Author: Stephen White

I had a haircut today, and learnt something simple but useful. Chatting to the barber I asked if he had ever been to a particular local restaurant. Yes, he said, but it was about 5 years ago and it wasn’t very good. He had found a small piece of plastic in his mouth whilst eating his meal, and he was unimpressed with the response from the waiter. He explained.

Published: Feb 15 , 2016
Author: Tyler Hall

Most people negotiate based on instinct and experience, not taking the time to consider their negotiating behaviour. Here are 10 negotiating mistakes which you may not even know you’re making.

Published: Feb 04 , 2016
Author: Jared Bamford

I went recently went back home to New Zealand to spend time with my family. As usual there were plenty of opportunities for in-depth conversations over numerous cups of coffee and home cooked meals. On one such occasion my father told me a story about his first job as a Postie, when he was in his mid-teens.

Published: Sep 28 , 2015
Author: Jared Bamford

We have all witnessed professional sports people choke under pressure, however it doesn’t always happen on the world stage or in the sporting arena. It happens anywhere the stakes are high and we don’t want to fail… this includes during negotiations. A recent study looked at what our brains do when we choke. The study involved 26 adults playing a video game while lying in a MRI scanner. They were told that they could win or lose money on each game. To up the ante, were told that they could win or lose it all on one random game.

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