5 SKILLS FOR NEGOTIATION SUCCESS

We all negotiate every single day.

With others, with ourselves, with life. 

Here are 5 skills that will improve your chances of success:

SELF-CONTROL

Knowing how to remain calm will help you control yourself and act instead of react.

LISTENING

We were born with 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason. Listen more than you talk. Now listen actively and watch how that changes everything.

ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

Asking the right question, at the right time, in the right way, is a true art. It is key to better understanding the needs of others and finding solutions that satisfy all parties.

EMPATHY

Dare to care - dare to truly connect with what somebody is going through. This is what separates the good from the great.

COLLABORATION

More often than not we can come to an agreement by drafting solutions together. Put your ego aside and find the common ground. There is always something everyone would benefit from if they came to an agreement together.

Negotiation skills are not a "nice to have" but crucial, in every aspect of life.

By becoming better negotiators, we resolve conflict in a more ethical way and create a better world. 

 

WRITTEN BY LOUSIN MEHRABI
Professional Negotiator | Inspirational Speaker | Corporate Trainer & Advisor | Expert on Negotiations, EQ & Leadership