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Negotiation Success 5: Beyond Hardball: Winning Difficult Negotiations

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There are times when we are forced to engage with individuals who we perceive as difficult. Often they employ strategies, threatening behavior, and an uncooperative working style as a means to achieve their objectives. While these instances are challenging, if we are committed to our objectives, we can still be effective negotiators by winning their willingness to cooperate.

  • Apply leverage without resorting to the force that damages relationships
  • Transform aggressive lawyers into productive negotiators
  • Convert hardball tactics into opportunities for understanding, relationship-building and productive dialog

 

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Segment 1: 60 minutes   Minimize The Damaging Effects of Hardball Tactics
In this section, lawyers get past hardball and other aggressive negotiation tactics, and learn easy tools for fostering a collective focus upon the legitimate, substantive nature of the negotiation.
Segment 2: 60 minutes   Transform Aggression Into Productivity
Lawyers discuss the causes of conflict and the role of emotions in negotiation. This understanding gives attorneys the ability to diffuse tensions, increase influence, and move negotiations forward toward successful resolutions.

Jeffrey Stec

Jeffrey Stec, J.D. has been a licensed lawyer since 1992, having practiced in the area of complex-family matters, including estate, divorce, and child custody disputes. Jeff developed his collaborative skills by becoming a certified mediator and strategic planning facilitator, specializing in family issues. Jeff has developed an expertise in the collaborative resolution of disputes, and in addition to his work with The Likeable Lawyer, he is currently a sought-after consultant who works with non-profits and municipalities to fashion solutions to complex organizational and community issues. Jeffrey graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with high honors from the University of Michigan.


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"These were two of the best CLE courses I have taken: the advice given was practical and useable."
Pete Giamporcaro,
Reed Smith



"The instruction was outstanding, giving insight into the components and importance of effective communication and influence."
Mike Chibaya,
McGuire Woods



"Class content was excellent. Great breakdown of negotiation tactics and related skills."
Steven Brandstedt,
Litchfield Cavo LLP



"Brian provides excellent psychological examples for why his techniques work in practice. With plenty of years experience negotiating complex transactions and dealing with all kinds of clients, I still learned a good deal about why certain techniques work better than others."
John Lamberski,
Mercer Thompson LLC



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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP