Famous Negotiators: Tony Blair’s 10 Principles for International Conflict Resolution

Negotiations can be very difficult.  International negotiations are even harder due to nationality, cultural, language, religious and other issues.   Tony Blair worked to negotiate a peace in Northern Ireland.  The Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law Schools offers 10 tips that assisted in this process. In this article written by Pon Staff entitled "Famous Negotiators: Tony Blair’s 10 Principles for International Conflict Resolution, Here are some diplomatic negotiation strategies for resolving disputes of any type" Pon shares ten tips.

These ten tips can be helpful in any tough negotiation.  The ten tips are presented in this article and are summarized here as:

1. Agree on a common framework

2. Grip the conflict relentlessly

3. Attend to minor matters

4. Be creative

5. Rely on third parties

6. View resolution as a journey

7. Prepare for disruption

8. Capitalize on leadership

9. Seize on external change

10. Never give up

The detail presented by Pon Staff offers real insight for those involved with negotiations.  This short article is worth reading for anyone involved with negotiations.


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Mike Gregory is a professional speaker, an author, and a mediator. You may contact Mike directly at mg@mikegreg.com and at (651) 633-5311. Mike has written 12 books (and co-authored two others) including his latest book, The Collaboration Effect: Overcoming Your Conflicts, and The Servant Manager, Business Valuations and the IRS, and Peaceful Resolutions that you may find helpful. [Michael Gregory, ASA, CVA, NSA, MBA, Qualified Mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court]