Team Growth Think Tank with William Ury

Negotiation Skills for Leaders with William Ury, Author of Possible

Join us for an enlightening podcast episode as we delve into the world of negotiation skills with our guest, William Ury. The author of the world’s best-selling book on negotiation draws on his nearly fifty years of experience and knowledge grappling with the world’s toughest conflicts to offer a way out of the seemingly impossible problems of our time. In this conversation, we explore the indispensable role of negotiation skills in effective leadership and decision-making. William shares invaluable insights and practical strategies to enhance negotiation skills, empowering leaders to navigate complex situations with confidence and clarity. Discover how mastering negotiation skills can lead to better outcomes, stronger relationships, and increased organizational success. Whether you are a seasoned leader or aspiring to hone your negotiation skills, this episode offers actionable advice and profound wisdom from one of the foremost experts in the field. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from William’s wealth of experience and transform your approach to negotiation in both professional and personal contexts.

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William Ury: The Transcript

About: “How do we deal with our deepest differences without destroying everything we hold dear?” From the halls of Harvard to the depths of Kentucky coal mines, from the White House Crisis Center to the deserts of Botswana, from corporate boardrooms to war zones in the Middle East, Korea, and Ukraine, William Ury has devoted his life to answering this one question that first sprang to his mind as a boy growing up under the shadow of the atomic bomb and amidst quarrels at the family dinner table. Trained originally as an anthropologist, Ury went on to cofound Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and coauthor the world’s all-time bestselling book on negotiation, Getting to Yes, which popularized the concept of “win-win” agreements everywhere from business disputes to family feuds to partisan political battles. Ury sought to test his theories as a negotiator in the world’s toughest conflicts. During the Cold War, Ury served as a consultant to the White House, helping the US and Soviet governments reach agreement on crisis centers to reduce the risk of accidental nuclear war. He co-founded the International Negotiation Network with former president Jimmy Carter, working to end more than a dozen wars around the world. More recently, he served for seven years as a senior advisor to Colombian president and Nobel peace laureate Juan Manuel Santos to bring an end to a fifty year civil war widely thought impossible. Negotiating conflict is not just talking, he learned, but being tackled by coal miners in a pitch-black mine, tailed by the KGB in icy Moscow, and publicly berated by an angry president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. In the work world, Ury has negotiated bitter labor disputes as well as what the Financial Times called “the biggest cross-continental boardroom showdown in recent history.” Ury has taught negotiation to tens of thousands of executives, government officials, military officers, teachers, lawyers, union officials, diplomats, and others. He has consulted for dozens of Fortune 500 companies at the highest levels.” Source Link:


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