Our monthly blog
Each month, we muse about some aspect of negotiation, gamification or philanthropy and its effect on our work and world. Comments welcome!
If you want to take part in the discussion, you are kindly invited to join our group 'Gamification and Negotiation' on LinkedIn.
THE TURNING POINT: When Competition Turns to Cooperation
“Are we looking at the same problem?” The above question seems simple & is yet so powerful. Why?
THE BEAUTY OF COMPETITION: Judging in the Warsaw Round
This month saw a highly enjoyable “gig” for me: participation in the team of jury “experts” at the Warsaw Negotiation Round (WNR).
WHEN STONES CAN SPEAK: The Power of Lego Serious Play
As a serious practitioner of teaching and doing negotiation playfully, I have for some time been intrigued by the apparently rather sophisticated series of training and certification courses on offer from Lego Serious Play.
SURELY WE CANNOT LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT: Peace vs. Justice in Ukraine
The dueling speeches in Moscow and Warsaw last week were nothing new, but vividly contrasted the divided positions not only of the two “principals”, again bringing up the central question: when will it be time to find a negotiated solution?
NEGOTIATING WITH ChatGPT: read to the very end!
Will I ever be made redundant because of AI? Those were my exact thoughts 10 years ago when I witnessed the rise of Machine Learning and AI startups and reflected on what I want to become in life.
BOARDING THE TRAIN OF HOPE: Introducing Our Latest Grantee
May I please take the occasion of our last blog of 2022 to introduce our latest grantee, the Train of Hope in Dortmund, Germany (TOH).
A RAY OF NEGOTIATION HOPE: Lebanon and Israel reach a historic agreement
This month, I was “pleased to notice” (to borrow a phrase from our seminars) a rare negotiation success in the Middle East: the recently concluded gas exploration deal reached just weeks ago by Israel and Lebanon.
BEYOND “NEVER SPLITTING THE DIFFERENCE“: A Worthy Challenge to Win-Win?
In almost every seminar I have offered in recent months, at least one participant asks me what I think of Chris Voss and his book and Master Class on “Never Split the Difference”? He it is!
GET AWAY FROM THE TABLE: The Importance of Informal Diplomacy
Diplomats are usually known for their strict protocol, especially when engaged in formal negotiations. This is for good reason, as this etiquette aims to ensure equal participation of all parties in the debate.
The Powerhouse Series III with Corinne Momal-Vanian: Is philanthropy adapting to our chaotic world?
It was thrilling to see all your faces and smiles at our 3rd Powerhouse Session online on Monday, Sep 5!