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Paperback Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond Book

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Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond

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From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies you need to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation. Whether you've "seen it all" or are just starting out, Negotiation Genius will dramatically improve your negotiating skills and confidence. Drawing on decades of behavioral research plus the experience of thousands of business clients, the authors take the mystery out of preparing...

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Professional, Ethical, Substantial

Malhotra and Bazerman have provided 300+ pages of MBA level education in this excellent book. As a sales professional, the ability to negotiate under a variety of challenging circumstances is critical to successfully building business. Negotiation Genius provides many of the requisite tools and techniques that one would expect in a book on negotiation. But it goes much further, providing well-researched strategies on value creation, how to deal with ethical imbalances (weather actual or perceived), and coping with personal negotiation biases. Reading the book felt much like being a part of an MBA curriculum without the classroom. The case studies and examples are robust and easy to relate to. Each lesson (chapter) builds on the previous and the entire syllabus contains enough substantial material to warrant a second and third read. I commend the authors on an excellent book and endorse it without reservation.

Well worth reading

"Negotiation Genius" is another book on the subject in a long line of similar books. It is not surprising that the authors, Malhotra and Bazerman are both professors at Harvard Business School, genesis of the most famous book ever on the subject "Getting to Yes" by Roger Fisher, Bruce M. Patton, and William L. Ury Like "Getting to Yes", this book is simplicity itself. Full of case studies that explain and demonstrate "how to" it provides the reader with five clear principles to apply in any negotiation. The authors use a nice analogy of the crime detective to emphasise their main point - that the best and often the only way to get what you want from a negotiation is to approach the negotiation from an investigative viewpoint rather than assuming you know what the motivation is behind the other party's wants. They argue that most negotiators assume they understand the other party's motivations and therefore don't explore them further. And so, they often get stuck in trying to bargain around their own position rather than looking at the reasons "why?" the other party wants what they want. Simple, but effective. Like so many good books of its type, it's a shame that the people who really need to apply the principles outlined by Malhotra and Bazerman in "Negotiation Genius" (e.g. our politicians, international trade negotiators and the like) will not be reading and applying their investigative approach. Never mind, you and I will become all the better for applying our investigative skills to our future negotiations. Bob Selden, author of What To Do When You Become The Boss: How new managers become successful managers

Outstanding book

Great piece of work. Excellent reading. This is the kind of book that serve as a referene in its topic. The authors deal with the multiple aspects of the negotiation process. It couples theory with practice. Very useful and applicable for today's complex environment. Definitelly a 5-Star.

You have to buy this book !!

I had the good fortune to have the writers as lecturers at a recent short course at Harvard. This book was as good as their classes. One of the most readable non-fiction books I have come across in a long time. The subject is dry but the book relates the learnings to real life negotiations that most of us are already aware of. Its witty (yes really !) and I have found it of tremendous use. AlthoughI would recommend reading from cover to cover you can skip to the chapter about negotiating with crazies (which I did out of desperation) if you need to.

Create Desired Outcomes

Good negotiators are methodical, so it's not surprising that this book takes a methodical approach. For example, it's laid out in three parts that are naturally sequential. Each part consists of chapters in progressive order. This structure helps the reader absorb the material rapidly. Not everyone is comfortable with a methodical approach or a structured way of thinking. But unstructured thinking and haphazard approaches put a very low ceiling on performance in negotiation and in many other disciplines. The book itself exudes the methodical approach and structured thinking that are key to good negotiating. The authors obviously take their own medicine. You may have read a new book in which the author claims to have the insight everyone else is missing and then contradicts what came before. Diet books are notorious for that. Fortunately, Negotiation Genius builds on the existing body of knowledge. Having read other books on the topic of negotiation, I was pleased to find that this book is consistent with the established literature while also providing new insight. Three things I found especially helpful were in Part III, "Negotiating in the Real World." There were: Chapter 9: Confronting Lies and Deceptions. Many of the strategies espoused in negotiation books, seminars, and courses work well if the other party is negotiating in good faith and trying to work with you. But even small, unintended deceptions (they believe it, even if it isn't true) can easily undermine otherwise brilliant strategies. A good negotiator doesn't use any particular strategy in isolation. A negotiation genius goes a step further, by using strategies specifically targeted at uncovering lies and deceptions, then using other strategies to overcome them with the best outcome in mind. This book provides those strategies. Chapter 11: Negotiating from a Position of Weakness. We've all had to negotiate from a position of weakness. Situations include such things as negotiating a salary, dealing with the IRS for a reduction in the amount of unpaid taxes they erroneously claim you owe, trying to get help getting another flight when yours is cancelled at the last moment, or solving a problem with a customer who seems to hold all the cards while being unreasonable. You can probably add to this list, with very little effort. So, what do you do in these situations? If you have nothing really to offer the other party, you can't do a quid pro quo or do any kind of bartering. If you have nothing to offer, how can you motivate the other party to help you get what you want? The answers to these, and related questions, are in this chapter. Chapter 12: When Negotiations Get Ugly: Dealing with Irrationality, Distrust, Anger, Threats, and Ego. Things can get out of hand, simply because someone assumes an insult you didn't make or misreads your intentions. People look at things through their own lenses, based on their situation, their culture, their experience. Negative emotions can cause
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