Derek Pead and Associates offers executives and their teams negotiation training, negotiation coaching and consulting, and mediation services. Effective negotiation and conflict management can make a huge difference to the performance and profitability of any organisation. Derek Pead and Associates offers organisations and leaders the opportunity to experience how they can leverage the art and science of negotiation.
“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”
John F. Kennedy
Funtunfunefu – Denkyemfunefu (Siamese Crocodile)
The Siamese Crocodile is a West African symbol of democracy and unity in a diverse environment. These reptiles share a common belly, yet they fight over food. There is urgency in implementing this ideology: the union of people from different cultural backgrounds must achieve commonly shared objectives despite their divergent views and opinions about the way of life.
This symbol stresses the importance of democracy in all aspects of life. A reminder that infighting is harmful to all who engage in it, hence its relevancy to Derek Pead & Associates and our negotiation and mediation consulting and training offerings.
Good negotiators are not born. True skill comes from proper training and coaching – and lots of practice. Leaders and managers generally underestimate what it takes to be a good negotiator. Allow us to give you a low-risk, thorough evaluation of your team’s negotiation readiness, in a safe, non-threatening and supportive environment.
Despite the headline, I’m not talking about any kind of dread disease. While these could obviously have negative effects on relationships, there is another category that could be even more damaging if not guarded against, viz. linguistic viruses. I was first introduced to this topic by Dr Alan Sieler (“Coaching to the Human Soul Vol.1”) […]