15 Tools To Turn the Tide: A Step-By-Step Playbook for Empowered Negotiating
By Seth Freeman
Negotiation is hard. It’s especially tough when you feel like the underdog—whether you face a ‘Godzilla’ counterpart, face threats of budget cuts during a downturn, or know that you need a deal more than the other side does.
NYU Stern Professor Seth Freeman can help. An award-winning professor who has taught negotiation to thousands of leaders and students, Professor Freeman has clients who range from Fortune 500 executives to kindergarteners, from top corporate lawyers to grad students just beginning their careers, from UN diplomats negotiating global problems to small business owners negotiating terms with suppliers. In 15 Tools to Turn the Tide, he shares field-tested techniques that can turn anyone into a much better negotiator.
Unlike other negotiation books, 15 Tools doesn’t just give key principles. It also gives you a suite of customized, step-by-step devices—simple phrases, mnemonics, glance-and-go play sheets, and more—that you can learn, remember, and deploy well whenever you need them. Professor Freeman guides you every step of the way, from preparation to the encounter itself, to the decision whether or not to accept the offer. Digestible, memorable, and groundbreaking, these tools are also designed to help you “win warmly”—doing well for yourself, even as you care for the other person too.
One tool, for example, gives you a handy 1-page ‘play card’ that guides you throughout the talks, eases your cognitive burden, and helps you discover hidden, satisfying deals others miss. It’s just one of the many innovative and much-loved instruments Professor Freeman has created that can dramatically improve your chances.
Whether you’re closing a multi-million dollar deal in a recession, negotiating a job offer, or just working out holiday dinner plans with your in-laws, 15 Tools to Turn the Tide gives you a roadmap to your goals—a relentlessly practical guide you’ll actually use again and again.
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