#62 Quantifying Intangible Interests In Negotiation

Intangible Interests: image of a fairy

Intangible interests are subjective interests that are difficult to quantify, for example privacy, reputation, and honour. It is difficult to weigh one option against another when you know they are relevant but have trouble determining the extent of their value. Below are three examples. In every case, one can estimate … Continue reading

#59 The Cost Of Negotiating May Not Be A Cost At All

#59 cost of negotiating

  In this blog I address the value and cost of negotiating in relation to the benefit of an agreement. You can ask yourself: Is the benefit of a potential agreement worth the cost of negotiating, i.e. your time, effort, and possible financial outlay? In other words, the benefit of … Continue reading

#13 Preparing for Negotiation When There is Conflict

  In my previous blog I provided some questions that will help you prepare for any negotiation. The questions below are supplemental. They are additional preparatory questions to help you orient yourself and ground yourself when there are conflict dynamics in a negotiating relationship. These questions also deepen your preparation work. The … Continue reading

#12 Increase Your Power at Negotiation

  I am using the term ‘negotiation’ broadly, applying it to a wide variety of situations where groups or individuals are seeking an agreement. Central elements of a negotiation are similar whether it is a personal relationship, a business arrangement, or a diplomatic issue between nations. In all of these … Continue reading