Nov09

Win Win Negotiations

Categories // Rants, Raves and Kudos

or Better Yet, Win - Win - Win

The person you best in a business situation in your twenties will turn out to be the one person who can help you solve a difficult business complication in your forties. Leaving everyone at the table smiling can have profound applications for your life, career and happiness. We are so set for competition, it's hard to realize that Win - Win - Win can be a much better solution.

We have all heard:

  • The Golden Rule - Do under others as you would have them do unto you.
  • Six Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon - His ex-girlfriend married her brother, a third cousin once removed on his father side. Nearly everyone in a small town is related or connected by blood, marriage, emotion or history, so don't cause hard feelings.
  • Karma a cycle of cause and effect.
  • Reap what one sows.
  • What goes around comes around.

What all of these sentiments have in common are the expectation that good things follow good behavior and actions and bad things follow bad behavior and actions. It seems so simplistic to say, negotiate in good faith.

If only the politicians understood that since I have friends and relatives on both sides of the spectrum, then it is absolutely probably that their constituents range thus widely also. Being divisive is not the answer.

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