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Types of Conflict and How to Resolve Them

Conflict is inevitable. Thus, we will all deal with conflict throughout our lives—often on a consistent basis. For example, people often experience conflict in their personal lives, at work, and even while partaking in recreation or hobbies. However, while conflict can be a natural occurrence, how we handle it can—and should—be developed in ways that …

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Negotiating Class: Master the Techniques

After spending the time and effort to build up your own negotiation techniques, you might also want to begin sharing these strategies with the world. One way you can accomplish this is by constructing your own negotiation course. Not only will this help you, but it could also work toward creating a better audience for …

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10 Strategies for Successful Business Negotiation

To perform any business transaction, negotiation is going to be an absolute necessity. Sometimes, these negotiations will shape formal affairs with clearly defined objectives. In contrast, other business negotiations are an ongoing process—instead, they evolve in whatever way best suits the parties’ business goals. If you are looking to succeed as a business professional (regardless …

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Practicing Active Listening Is Essential to Effective Negotiating

Communication is the key to successful negotiations that leave both parties satisfied with the deal’s final terms. One of the key components to successful communications is asking the right questions. When you ask the wrong question, you will likely not get the answer you desire. When you ask the correct questions in any situation, communication …

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4 Tips for Answering Influence Skills Questions in Interviews

We’ve all been on that interview where a prospective employer asks you to “Give me an example of a time when…” While building rapport is very important in the interview process, it often feels as though the interviewer is just reading off a list of prepared questions. Well, he or she most likely is. But …

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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Gamification for Sales Team Training

Gamification, or making ordinary training practices into interactive employee games, is a popular trend sweeping offices throughout the nation. While there are proven benefits to gamification for sales training, such as making training fun and more memorable, it also has significant pitfalls, such as distracting your employees and reducing productivity. It’s up to you to …

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A Year in Review: 2016 Training Industry Report

On average, negotiations training and other training expenditures increased for both small and large companies in 2016, while remaining consistent for midsize companies. Seems like good news, right? Underneath this seemingly bright information for companies that specialize in training and consulting, is the raw truth that businesses are spending more on training because they have …

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