Negotiating So Everyone Wins: Secrets you can use from Canada's top business, sports, labour and political negotiators

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James Lorimer & Company, Apr 1, 2016 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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Every day, people make deals that matter. But very few of us benefit from the public scrutiny and analysis that have helped Canada's leading negotiation experts hone their craft. Hockey team executives, cabinet ministers, bank presidents and labour leaders are constantly under the microscope, and they have learned what it takes to build agreements where everyone wins. And they can help all of us do the same.

After a long career in politics, David Dingwall has become one of Canada's leading experts on negotiating. As a visiting professor at Ryerson University, he lectures on the subject of negotiation. He has sought out the experience and advice of Canada's top negotiators in order to develop an approach to deal-making that reflects Canadian values and attitudes.

In this book, he explains the approaches and practices that he and over twenty of the country's best deal-makers use to achieve mutually beneficial deals. He cites the experiences of former TD Bank president Ed Clark, NHL Players' Association head Donald Fehr, former leader of the Canadian Auto Workers Buzz Hargrove, former Ontario premier and Liberal Party leader Bob Rae, and former Harper cabinet minister Lisa Raitt. He also shares behind the scenes insights from his own experience as a politician, legal counsel and business advisor. Video links to his interviews with the experts are included to allow readers to learn more from the people whose experience informs the book.

This accessible and engaging book allows anyone to learn -- from the experts -- how to negotiate so everyone wins.


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Chapter 1 The Strategic Negotiator
Chapter 2 Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Game Changers
Chapter 4 Demons for Negotiators
Chapter 5 The Mandate
Chapter 6 Communication
Chapter 7 The SetUp
Chapter 10 The Close
Final Thoughts
Davids Recommendations for Further Reading
Apendix A Litigation Quagmire
Apendix B Decision Tree
Ryerson Negotiation Project Video Interviews

Chapter 8 Forming and Designing the Deal
Chapter 9 Live at the Table

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About the author (2016)

DAVID C. DINGWALL was born and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton, and attended Dalhousie Law School in Halifax. At twenty-eight he was elected Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-East Richmond, holding the post for seventeen years and serving in the cabinet of Jean Chretien. He was the Minister of Public Works, Minister of Health, and Minister of Supply and Services. He was later President of the Royal Canadian Mint. He now practices law in Toronto, specializing in negotiation, and lectures on the subject at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University.

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