Negotiate Like a Boss Quotes





Negotiation is an art. Practicing negotiation takes time and patience. From learning to channel out innermost fears on public speaking, to actually asking for something that we want and potentially causing conflict, negotiation can be a harrowing experience. It can also be amazingly rewarding if done properly and forms a vital part of  most people’s personal and professional lives. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the masters of negotiation that will help guide you to becoming a better negotiator.

 Negotiate Like a Boss Quotes


1. “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate” – John F. Kennedy


2. “When a man says that he approves something in principal, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of putting it in practice.” – Otto von Bismarck


3. “You must be fully prepared to lose a great deal in order to make a great deal.”


4. “Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.” Lance Morrow


5. “If you are planning on doing business with someone again, don’t be too tough in the negotiations. If you’re going to skin a cat, don’t keep it as a house cat.” Marvin S. Levin


6. “Anger can be an effective negotiating tool, but only as a calculated act, never as a reaction.” – Mark McCormack


7. “Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.” Charles Caleb Colton


8. “A miser and a liar bargain quickly.” Greek Proverb


9. “Place a higher priority on discovering what a win looks like for the other person.” – Harvey Robbins


10. “Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.” – Sir David Frost


11. “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way.” – Henry Boyle


12. “Don’t bargain yourself down before you get to the table.” – Carol Frohlinger


13. “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy


14. “The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts.” – Howard Baker


15. “During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.” – Brian Koslow


16. “When the final result is expected to be a compromise, it is often prudent to start from an extreme position.”  ― John Maynard Keynes






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