Don’t cry, it’s only a negotiation

7 June 2007


Screaming, head-on challenges and too much small talk are to be avoided. No, we’re not talking about first date etiquette, but how to negotiate with suppliers.

In the latest (7 June) issue of SM we hear highlights from a number of speakers who presented at ISM’s annual conference in Las Vegas.

One incredibly popular session - which saw some delegates sitting on the floor and others turned away – was Lorrie Mitchell’s Successful negotiating: Mars v Venus style. This explored the different approaches men and women take to doing deals.

Were ladies in the room shocked to discover that whining, crying or directly challenging men is a no-no? Equally, gents learned that screaming, threatening and being sarcastic are not well-received by women.

Have you ever used these tactics in negotiations? What approach do you take to doing deals?

LATEST
JOBS
Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
Honda Manufacturing Ltd
Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE