About: Katie Shonk

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Katherine Shonk is the editor of the Negotiation Briefings newsletter, a monthly source of negotiation advice for professionals published by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is also a research associate for Harvard Business School and was formerly employed by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Shonk received her BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MA in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and other management journals. An accomplished fiction writer, Shonk is the author of a novel, Happy Now?, and a short story collection, The Red Passport.

  • The Risks of Taking Dealmaking Off the Table
  • In Business Negotiations, Do We All Need Rock-Star Agents?
  • To Avoid the Need for Dispute Resolution, Plan Ahead
  • Detroit Moves Forward, Thanks to Mediation
  • In Rome, Conflict Management Turns Operatic
  • Women and Negotiation: Risk, stress, and the “glass cliff”
  • In United Nations International Negotiations, A Demand for Openness
  • After Job Dealmaking Advice, A Retraction from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
  • In Business Negotiation, Beware Overbidding: Lessons from Facebook
  • In the NFL, Roger Goodell’s Dealmaking for Mutual Gains
  • In Business Negotiations, Restraint Can Be Key—Even in High Fashion
  • Thanks to Keen Negotiation Skills, the Carolinas Avoid a Border Dispute
  • To Close an International Negotiation, Obama Tries a Domestic “Work-Around”
  • For Bank of America, Dealmaking to Turn the Page
  • In Dispute Resolution, A Tale of Two Arthurs
  • At the Office, Conflict Management is Key
  • Cooperation in Congress? Liberals and Libertarians Polish Their Negotiation Skills
  • In International Negotiations, Memories of “Mr. Yes”
  • In Conflict Resolution, Fairness Concerns Loom Large
  • In Career Dealmaking, Strike the Right Balance
  • At the Met, Conflict Management in a Minor Key
  • For Steve Ballmer, Negotiation Skills Go on the Back Burner
  • When Conflict Doesn’t Require Conflict Resolution
  • In Mediation, Set Conditions with Care
  • In Business Negotiations, 12 Strategies for Curbing Deception
  • Conflict Management – What You Need to Know Before You Click “Like”
  • Low-Drama Negotiation Skills at the “Late Show”
  • In College Athletics, Dealmaking Could Be a Win-Win
  • With “Surrender,” John Boehner Shows Keen Negotiation Skills
  • “Sacred Values” Crop Up in Conflict Management
  • International Negotiations: Challenging Multiparty Negotiations Around the Euro
  • How Nervous Energy Affects Negotiators and Conflict Management
  • Searching for a Debt Ceiling: Boehner’s Uncertain BATNA
  • Hitting “Pause” On International Negotiations
  • In Conflict Management, The Devil is in the Details
  • Mediating Tragedy: Managing the Boston Victim’s Compensation Fund
  • Deal Making Without a Net: Yahoo’s Tumblr Acquisition
  • International Negotiations: Threats at the Bargaining Table