Musings and Insights for Life, Relationships, and God

Best Negotiating Tip

Here’s a great negotiating tip that can be used anywhere and every time…listen.  That’s it.  We tend to be overly concerned with getting colleagues, customers and spouses to see it our way and “buy” our view or widget.   We often arm ourselves with facts and figures to make a convincing case and/or prove our point.   Remember, we cannot influence someone’s mind or viewpoint if we don’t first know where their mind is or what their viewpoint might be.  More effort invested in understanding means less effort convincing.  I don’t know about you but I don’t like being convinced very much anyway.  I do like it when someone understands where I am, what my challenges are and then provides thoughtful insight or alternatives.


Single Post Navigation

One thought on “Best Negotiating Tip

  1. Very convincing blog 🙂
    Thanks for the thoughts…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: