Read on to learn how we’re advising our best clients.Read More >
In the world of negotiation, the word yes doesn’t always mean the same thing.
At The Black Swan Group, we teach that there are three different types of yeses:
- The confirmation yes
- The commitment yes
- The counterfeit yes
Here’s how to navigate each of them when you find yourself in the throes of a negotiation.Read More >
No matter how good a negotiator you are, you can always be better. What it all boils down to is that everyone can continuously improve their negotiation skills at any time, becoming more influential and persuasive along the way. Being influential through the use of tactical empathy does not stop once you are out of a “business environment.
If your goal is to become better at negotiation—or you want to develop a team of expert negotiators—you may want to consider investing in negotiation training in 2020 and beyond.Read More >
The most dangerous negotiation is the one you don’t know you’re in.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to become aware of this: If the words I want or I need are about to come out of your mouth, then you’re about to enter into a negotiation.
Next time this is happening to you, try this little exercise that works like a charm every time. It’s easy peasy, and it’s great practice for the cold read and a quick accusations audit.Read More >
As MIT Professor Peter Senge once said, “the only sustainable competitive advantage is an organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition.”
How do you learn faster than the competition? Read.
As a bonus, reading is also enjoyable and fulfilling.
With that in mind, here are 12 books that should be in any expert negotiator's library.Read More >
At Black Swan, we have a handful of negotiation terms that you’ve likely heard us say over and over again. Why? We are not in the business of reinforcing things that don’t affect your ability to influence your bottom line.Read More >
You’ve read the book. You keep tabs on our blog. Now, in an effort to sharpen your negotiation skills even further, you’re thinking about attending one of our live events. But maybe you don’t know what to expect—which is why you should continue reading.Read More >
If you or your team is struggling to win deals, navigate a tricky business situation, or communicate effectively, it may be worth your while to enlist expert guidance. A negotiation consultant can help you hone your strategy and guide you through a challenging situation with greater ease, confidence, and dexterity. But how do you know which consultant is best suited to your needs? We’ve outlined five things to keep in mind when choosing a negotiation consultant partner.Read More >
If you’re looking to sustain a competitive advantage, make a habit out of reading. Devoting yourself to just one chapter a night will keep negotiating tactics top of mind and turn you into a natural.Read More >