Interviewing the best negotiators in the world, we explore negotiation strategy, negotiation tactics, stories of negotiation failure and negotiation success.
Understanding the Role of Gender in Negotiations with Beth Fisher-Yoshida
What is the role of gender in negotiations? What narratives influence negotiations? Sometimes, we forget that we have agency in how we negotiate. As an expert in negotiation and conflict resolution, Beth Fisher-Yoshida has learned that one thing is foundational: to improve your negotiation, you need to start by building self-awareness. In this episode of Negotiations Ninja, she shares how understanding gender roles—and how they impact your mindset—impacts negotiations and what you can do about it.
Outline of This Episode [1:30] Learn more about Beth Fisher-Yoshida [2:09] How gender affects negotiations [4:10] Effectiveness starts with self-awareness [8:33] Gaining the confidence to ask [11:20] How agency affects negotiations [13:34] The relational aspects of negotiation [16:46] Two techniques to prepare for negotiation Resources & People Mentioned New Story, New Power: A Woman's Guide to Negotiation Beth Fisher-Yoshida and Todd Wiesel on Women in Negotiation Connect with Beth Fisher-Yoshida Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter Connect With Mark Follow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter: @NegotiationPod Connect with Mark on LinkedIn Follow Negotiations Ninja on LinkedIn Connect on Instagram: @NegotiationPod Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja
The Secret Life of a Spy, Throwback with Jack Barsky
Everyone loves a good spy movie, right? The intrigue, the danger, the mystery…it’s fascinating. In this special throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja, we revisit a special conversation with Jack Barsky, who was originally a sleeper agent for the KGB. After being exposed, Jack became an asset for United States intelligence. He shares what undercover life was really like in this episode. Don’t miss it!
Tim Castle’s H.U.M.A.N. Approach to Negotiation, Ep #395
Tim Castle—a sales coach, professional development coach, and best-selling author—embraces an unusual approach in his negotiations. His H.U.M.A.N. approach to negotiations emphasizes hearing, unlocking, moving, aligning, and networking. Tim will break down some of these concepts to help transform the way you think about negotiations in this episode of Negotiations Ninja!
Outline of This Episode [1:43] Learn more about Tim Castle [2:19] The H.U.M.A.N. approach to negotiation [4:24] How to “hear” in a negotiation [8:06] “Unlocking” is the step everyone misses [14:18] The forgotten piece: Networking in a negotiation [17:38] Why negotiators must embrace a “possibility” mindset [21:08] Using story to paint a picture is critical Connect with Tim Castle Tim’s Website Follow on Twitter Watch on YouTube Friend on Instagram The Tim Castle Show The Art of Negotiation Connect With Mark Follow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter: @NegotiationPod Connect with Mark on LinkedIn Follow Negotiations Ninja on LinkedIn Connect on Instagram: @NegotiationPod Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja
Influence is A Way of Life, Throwback with Brian Ahearn
According to Brian Ahearn, influence is a way of life. Embracing the principles of influence— reciprocity, commitment or consistency, consensus or social proof, authority, liking, and scarcity—allows you to look at life through a different lens.
And each principle builds on the other. When you focus on getting to know and like the people around you, you’ll learn what’s meaningful to them. According to Brian, “The foundation of everything is the principle of learning to like others and build relationships.”
Learn how leveraging the principles of influence can positively impact every aspect of your life in this special throwback episode with Brian Ahearn.
Commercial vs Community Negotiation with Nokukhanya Nox Ntuli
Multiparty and multi-stakeholder negotiations are complex. Community negotiation is even more so. The process is mind-boggling. And it’s one that Nokukhanya (Nox) Ntuli navigates regularly. Nox is a South African lawyer, mediator, process facilitator, and the Head of Dispute Resolution at Compliance Advisor Ombudsman, part of the World Bank Group.
Her role is an accountability mechanism within the World Bank Group. Its purpose is to accept complaints from communities that feel negatively affected by its investments. Nox mediates those disputes. She shares what this unique community negotiation looks like in this episode of Negotiations Ninja!
Outline of This Episode [2:35] Learn more about Nokukhanya Nox Ntuli [3:50] Nox’s experience(s) in conflict-ridden countries [6:06] The importance of understanding cultural nuance [9:37] How commercial disputes are different [14:00] Reaching a desired outcome in a community negotiation [18:38] Why a company might find itself in mediation [21:12] How Nox navigates back-channel negotiations [23:03] Using back-channel negotiations to fuel conflict [26:33] What’s happening next for Nox Ntuli Connect with Nox Ntuli Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter Connect With Mark Follow Negotiations Ninja on Twitter: @NegotiationPod Connect with Mark on LinkedIn Follow Negotiations Ninja on LinkedIn Connect on Instagram: @NegotiationPod Subscribe to Negotiations Ninja
Trust is a Luxury, Throwback with Dan Oblinger and Allan Tsang, Ep #392
In Dan Oblinger and Allan Tsang’s book, “Negotiation Mythbusters: Rethinking Everything You Know About Building Strong Agreements,” they dissect 30 commonly held negotiation myths. In this episode of Negotiations Ninja, they cover a few, including a commonly held belief: That trust is a necessity. They contend that trust is a luxury. And trust is a luxury that most negotiators don’t have. What should you focus on instead? Learn more in this fun throwback episode of Negotiations Ninja!
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Great guests and interviews!
So much useful information in these interviews. Great guests, loving hearing all their tips
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The guests that Mark has on the show are top notch and perfectly curated.
On top of that, Mark some how brings out the best pieces of gold from every guest he has on!