Supply Chain Negotiation: How to Optimize Costs and Contracts

Supply chain management is vital to the success of any business. Management leaders and executives must ensure supply chain continuity in order to retain and scale up their business. In many ways, business markets are like a battlefield, and in order to win the battle, it’s important to negotiate effectively when making deals with vendors. […]

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How to Negotiate the Salary You Deserve

Searching for a job, interviewing, and getting the position is a stressful process, so it’s not surprising that many people are nervous about asking for more money once they have an offer in hand. The last thing they want is to jeopardize their offer. However, people who negotiate their salary typically increase their starting salary […]

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How to Solve Conflicts Creatively

Conflict is bound to happen in the workplace and when it does, it can be tempting to sweep it under the rug and hope that it eventually goes away. However, this is one of the worst things leaders can do. Unresolved conflict can lead to anger, frustration, emotional turmoil, decreased productivity, and increased turnover. That’s […]

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How to Use Mediation to Resolve Conflicts

Conflicts within the workplace are inevitable. After all, you are bringing together people from all different backgrounds and belief systems and asking them to work together toward a common goal. This isn’t always an easy task. Conflicts are bound to arise from time to time because individuals might pursue their own interests, needs, and values […]

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How to Resolve Workplace Conflicts

Conflict is a part of life and people experience it all the time in their personal and  professional lives. In the workplace, you are bringing together people from different backgrounds, geographical locations, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds, as well as differing viewpoints. Therefore, disagreements are bound to happen. Though it is a common occurrence, handling workplace […]

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How to Negotiate When the Stakes are High

Negotiation is a skill that takes plenty of practice to perfect and it’s not always easy. This can be especially true when the stakes are high. If you are in the process of finalizing a huge deal or hammering out the details of an important contract, you may even feel more pressure to get things […]

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How to Negotiate Better Business Deals

There is no question that negotiation skills are highly sought after in the business world. In today’s increasingly competitive market, the ability to negotiate well is more valued than ever before. That’s’ because businesses rely on successful negotiators to close deals that will improve their bottom line. So, how can you improve your negotiation skills […]

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Building Consensus: How to Negotiate When Everyone Has to Agree

Trying to reach a consensus when everyone has differing opinions may seem like an impossible task. However, when you create a space where everyone can respectfully share their viewpoint, you can work toward a consensus in no time. This is an important skill for groups who need to work together to create solutions, address issues, […]

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How to Handle Counter Offers for a New Job

Whether you are seeking a raise or a promotion, employers often use counter offers in an effort to retain high-value employees that might otherwise leave to go to another company. If your employer offers you a counter offer, you may be wondering how to best handle the situation and evaluate your options. Successful counter offers […]

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