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The Practical Negotiation Handbook

A Five Step Approach to Lasting Partnerships

Lead successful and lasting negotiations of any size with confidence using this five-step, solution-focused process based on decades of international experience.
EAN: 9781398601802
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 234x156
240 pages

About the book

Effective negotiations lead to sustainable partnerships, help both parties to achieve higher goals than they would alone and allow organizations to avoid the costly price of conflict. This book outlines a simple and powerful method of negotiating, either face to face or virtually.

The Practical Negotiation Handbook outlines a tried and tested five-step process for negotiating lasting agreements, with best practice case examples, checklists and tools. This thoroughly practical guide brings together over 25 years of the author's experience negotiating in a variety of countries and contexts to give you the confidence to negotiate any kind of contract or agreement, large or small.

Using a 'solution-focused' approach which centres around preferred outcomes rather than conflicts, and on questioning and listening to the other party rather than making assumptions, this pragmatic book will help build your profile as an ethical and respected negotiator. From contextual analysis and goal preparation to the importance of communication and building an offer, it cuts through the theory and clearly outlines the skills needed to influence the outcome and implementation of any negotiation.

About the authors

Melissa Davies is a negotiation expert, professional trainer and coach based in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the founder of Negoservices and has over 25 years' experience in negotiating agreements and building lasting partnerships around the world. She has led training in negotiation skills and conflict management for businesses, academia and non-governmental organizations and is a visiting lecturer at Geneva School of Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland.