Negotiation is a must have this skill for your job search, workplace, and life. As we dive deeper into the gig economy, each job seeker will accept several roles. Our roles as contractors and entrepreneurs, we must embrace our roles as negotiators. We will need to remain in negotiating mode for the longevity of our careers. To help us embrace this role, Kwame Christian, an attorney will help. He is the host of the American Negotiation Institute and negotiation expert.
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Kwame Christian Esq., M.A. is a business attorney with his practice. He also is the host of the American Negotiation Institute podcast. You should listen to this interesting episode where he negotiates for a car. He has won several awards and competitions including the American Bar Association National Competition. He placed as a semifinalist in the competition.
Here are some of the highlights of our discussion:
- While contemplating finding a new job, maximize your value at your current job
- View each negotiation success as a new floor
- Even in a job where you don’t plan to stay long, it is valuable to negotiate for more
- Find your unique value proposition
- He says, “We don’t get what we deserve, we get what we ask for.”
- Kwame mentioned the book Presuasion as a resource
- Quote from the book, “People don’t focus on things that are important. People focus on things because they think it’s important.”
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