Archive : Thoughts and Insights by Michael Gregory

March 6th, 2017

Understanding and Using Different Negotiation Styles

Reading “Understanding Different Negotiating Styles” by Katie Shonk from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation blog, it struck me that I wanted to share with you another way to look at negotiating styles other than the way these were explained.   She categorizes negotiating styles as individualistic, cooperators, competitives, and altruists and she offers some interesting statistics.  She has some very good insights and I recommend her article, however, I want to present some information for you from a different perspective.

February 20th, 2017

Why Negotiations Fail

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A difficult child.
February 13th, 2017

Dealing with Difficult People

A common concern identified by participants from the 18 evaluations I received indicated a need to address “Working with Difficult People.”

January 30th, 2017

The Mediation Process in Business Negotiations

Insights on how mediation works in a law suit and to increase the probability of success it is very important to use a mediator that has experience in applicable business acumen.

Someone exhibiting the stress of stonewalling
January 16th, 2017

How to Overcome Stonewalling in a Negotiation?

Yvette Erasmus, PsyD LD asks a question about stonewalling and then provides some very good ideas from neuroscience. Stonewalling is “when the listener withdraws from the interaction, shutting down and closing themselves off from the speaker because they are feeling overwhelmed or physiologically flooded.” So what does Dr. Erasmus suggest to bring the conversation back on course?