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identity conversation

The part of a "difficult conversation" that we have with ourselves about what a problematic situation means to us. This conversation is an internal debate about who we are and how we see ourselves. (Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen, Difficult Conversations [Viking/Penguin, 1999], 8,14). See Also: Conflict Management at the Office.

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Relationship-Building in Negotiation

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Forging close bonds typically helps negotiators reach better deals, work together effectively over time, and manage conflict—yet negotiators often rush through the process of relationship-building in negotiation. Here’s advice on how to approach this important aspect of negotiation more methodically. Overcome Partisan Perceptions An unconscious bias often gets in the way of relationship-building in negotiation: partisan perceptions, or … Read