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No, Leadership Does Not require Negotiation

According to conventional wisdom, leading people requires vision, charisma, and a palpable self-confidence —but not negotiation skills. Negotiation is for use outside the firm—for instance, in cutting deals with partners, customers, and suppliers.


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3 Key Aspects Of Negotiation

To persuade people to follow your lead, you need to appeal to their interests, communicate with them effectively, and sell your vision—all of which are part of effective negotiation.

According to Jeswald W. Salacuse’s book Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented,...


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Yes, Leadership Does Require Negotiation

The conventional wisdom is dead wrong. Leadership frequently does require negotiation, and good leaders are invariably effective negotiators


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The 3 Aspects Feed Each Other

Example: Holding one-on-one meetings, which is a medium choice and a component of your voice, will help you get to know your directors’ individual interests and concerns, structure arrangements that satisfy those interests and concerns, and still allow you to mak...


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1. Practice interest-based leadership

Why should the people you’re supposed to lead follow you? If you believe that your charisma, your position, or your vision is reason enough, you’re in trouble. While these qualities may affect how others relate to you, they won’t compel them to follow you. People follow l...


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2. Find the right leadership voice

When the poet Walt Whitman wrote, “Surely, whoever speaks to me in the right voice, him or her I shall follow,” he conveyed the notion that persuasive communication is fundamental to effective leadership. Whitman’s words also underscore the importance of shaping leadershi...


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… and Choose Your Medium Wisely

When deciding how to communicate, recognize that the medium you choose reveals something about you and your relationship with the person you are trying to lead.

A generic, “copy-pasted” memo, for example, about a plan or proposal, could signal that you take people’s support for granted, th...


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3. Negotiate a vision for the organization

Organizations, large and small, look to their leaders to establish vision. Popular commentary on corporate leadership presupposes that a company’s vision comes from its CEO and that, without a strong CEO, the company has no vision. But that’s not necessarily the case. Members located throughout a...


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… and Remember Interests Are Individual

Effective leaders realize that they need to know people as individuals to truly understand their interests. Some of your peers care more about shoring up their power in the short term than they do about their units’ long-term health. Some individuals care more about long-term car...


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… and The Leader Brings All 3 Together

Like a skilled diplomat, a leader—whether a corporate CEO or a department head—negotiates support from followers by appealing to their interests, communicating with each of them in the right voice and medium, and forging a single compelling ...


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