Negotiation Essentials: The Tools You Need to Find Common Ground and Walk Away a Winner

  • 6h 17m 1s
  • Keld Jensen
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2024

Negotiations can be a perplexing and often-intimidating endeavor. Are there aspects about the process that are hiding beneath the surface, unknown to even experienced negotiators? Or insider tools that would change your game considerably? The answer is yes—and they're all revealed in this practical guide from a world-renowned negotiation expert.

Negotiation Essentials demystifies this all-important subject, helping you break the process down into easily digestible parts. It covers important negotiating concepts, including the critical differences among great, good, and bad negotiators; choosing when, where, and how to negotiate; the art of saying no; understanding body language; how emotions, stress, and personal chemistry affect decision making; and behavioral patterns of the most successful negotiators. Filled with essential takeaways wrapping up each chapter, assessments, and clear action steps, Negotiation Essentials concludes with a Negotiating Essentials Toolkit, which includes the professional negotiators pre- and post-negotiation checklists.

Whether you're discussing a possible promotion with a supervisor, speaking to a potential high-dollar client, or engaging in a merger and acquisition process, knowing how to plan and conduct a successful negotiation is what will spell the difference between success and failure.

About the Author

Keld Jensen is an international author, professor, speaker, and advisor with nearly 30 years of intensive practical and academic experience within the field of negotiation. He has worked with leading global companies, governments, and individuals as an advisor and trainer. Jensen is an associate professor at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management; Aalborg University in Denmark; BMI Institute in Lithuania; and UC Louvain/BMI in Belgium.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: What Is a Negotiation?
  • Chapter 1 - What Makes a Great Negotiator?
  • Chapter 2 - The Importance of Trust in Negotiation
  • Chapter 3 - How to Tell if You’re Losing a Negotiation-and Win It Back
  • Chapter 4 - Mastering Virtual Negotiations
  • Chapter 5 - Conducting Negotiations Abroad
  • Chapter 6 - The Phases of Negotiation: Prenegotiation
  • Chapter 7 - The Phases of Negotiation: Negotiation
  • Chapter 8 - The Phases of Negotiation: Postnegotiation
  • Chapter 9 - The Five Styles of Negotiation
  • Chapter 10 - The Principles of NegoEconomics
  • Chapter 11 - How to Negotiate Effectively Using NegoEconomics
  • Chapter 12 - NegoEconomics in Action
  • Chapter 13 - The Ongoing Journey of Negotiation
  • Negotiation Essentials Toolkit