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!
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COACHING THAT MATTERS: Helping Political Negotiators think Strategically
What an exciting political autumn we are having in Germany, with both a Federal and two state elections on the same day! Given the complicated six-party system here, there is now a myriad of combinations possible.
DEALING WITH THE DEVIL: Negotiating with the Taliban
Just a few weeks ago, we helplessly watched the hasty and ignominious departure of American troops from Afghanistan, followed by the fairly immediate withdrawal of most of our other allies. Was this decision wise?
RATIONAL GAMES AT 20: A Bavarian Celebration
This month, please allow the team at Rational Games to share in their marking the occasion of our 20th anniversary (founded in 2001) this weekend, where our trainers, Board and honored guests gathered for four days in Bavaria.
MAY THE BEST TEAM(S) WIN: The Thrill of Negotiation Competitions
As some of our followers and readers may know, we have in recent years had the honor of serving as jury members for both the Warsaw Negotiation Round and The Negotiation Challenge, here is why!
THE EAGLE AND THE FOX: Biden and Putin in Geneva
All eyes were on Geneva last week to watch the capstone of President Biden’s European trip: his “working summit” with Vladimir Putin. Would it be more than a “meet and greet”? Would meaningful concessions be made by either side?
#crewloveistruelove: On Negotiating in Teams
To negotiate alone or in a team: which is preferable? Do we even have a choice in today’s complex negotiation environment? If “teamwork is dreamwork”, how do we ensure that that dream does not spiral into a nightmare?
YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE: On Threats in Negotiation
Those of us that follow political negotiation through history might well be intrigued by two contrasting examples of threats used in negotiation by US Presidents.
TEACHING TEAMWORK PLAYFULLY ONLINE: Introducing Cakes4Kids
This month, Rational Games would like to showcase our good friends and partners Larissa Menocci and Adam Ambrozy of MakeTeamwork, a boutique training and consulting company focusing on intercultural teamwork
THE POWER OF POETRY: Introducing Slam Out Loud in India
Rational Games is proud to take the occasion of this month’s blog to introduce our latest grantee: Slam Out Loud (SOL) of Delhi, India - specifically their Project Arts for All.
NEGOTIATING DIGITALLY: Easing Into the „New Normal“
Most trainers and coaches, not only for negotiation, have spent most of the last year online, and the most successful of them have learned to create engaging and interactive content especially using the new media of ZOOM and its competitors