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The perfect follow-up to GETTING TO YES

Whether you're negotiating with an angry boss or a difficult colleague - or, indeed, a stubborn teenager - you can learn to use your emotions to help you achieve the result you want.
BUILDING AGREEMENT show you how to control the five 'core concerns' that motivate people:
- Express appreciation for what others think, feel or do
- Build affiliation and turn an adversary into a colleague
- Respect autonomy in others and gain autonomy in return
- Acknowledge status and simultaneously establish your own worth
- Choose a fulfilling role during the process of negotiating
Using the latest research of the Harvard Negotiation Project, the group that brought you the groundbreaking book Getting to Yes, this is a superbly practical guide to mastering essential negotiating skills.


Masters of diplomacy, Fisher and Shapiro, of the Harvard Negotiation Project, build on Fisher's bestseller (he coauthored Getting to YES) with this instructive, clearly written book that addresses the emotions and relationships inevitably involved in negotiation.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Written in the same remarkable vein as Getting to Yes, this book is a masterpiece...I truly enjoyed it and felt edified by it.

Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

This is one of those unusual works that is so carefully constructed and written that you may find yourself praising its common sense and nodding easily in concurrence.... It is a book to reflect upon and that belongs on every negotiator's reference shelf.

The Negotiator Magazine

The book is both profound and easy-to-read, based on a wide range of research and first-hand experience in negotiation. There is no interaction setting - public, professional or personal, local or international - where its recommendations will not be applicable.

Elise Boulding, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth University

Over a lifetime of study and practice, Roger Fisher has transformed what we think about negotiation. His and Daniel Shapiro's new book extends this work in novel and insightful ways...a must read for anyone who negotiaties, which is to say for all of us.

Elena Kagan, Dean, Harvard Law School and former associate counsel to the U.S. President

...exactly what we need now: a lucid, systematic approach to dealing with emotions, infused with a practical wisdom that will help you understand, enrich, and improve all your negotiations - and your relations with fellow human beings.

Leonard L. Riskin, director, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri-Columbia

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    January 22, 2015

    Cornerstone Digital

    256 pages

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    August 1, 2007

    Random House Business

    256 pages

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