eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 30: “Deal or No Deal? The Power of the Right Negotiation Skills”

“Negotiation is not an act of battle; it’s a process of discovery. The goal is to uncover as much information as possible.”- Chris Voss

We hear the word negotiation and typically think of the salary offer for a new job or a raise at work. While these are types of negotiations, these aren’t the only ones. Believe it or not, we negotiate every day, usually 7-10 times per day. Negotiation in its purest form is the act of coming to an agreement on a topic that’s important to all parties involved #collaboration. It’s coming up with a win-win for all. Negotiation skills help up in many ways including improving our relationships, saving money, resolving conflict, building a business, and getting ahead in our careers.

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate” ― John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In today’s episode, Tywauna Wilson will share tips on developing the skills to be a successful negotiator to win in any situation.

Key Negotiation Skills Every Laboratorian Needs To Win In Life and Business:

  1. Prepare to win
  2. Problem analysis and solving skills
  3. Strong verbal communication skills
  4. Active listening
  5. Ability to make quick decisions
  6. Keeping your emotions in check

Reflection Questions

  • Which of these do I have the most strength?
  • How or who can help me actively develop these power skills ie courses, books, podcasts, mentors, etc?

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