Getting Together: Building Relationships As We Negotiate

Paperback | September 1, 1989

byRoger Fisher, Scott Brown

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Expanding on the principles, insights, and wisdom that made Getting to Yes a worldwide bestseller, Roger Fisher and Scott Brown offer a straightforward approach to creating relationships that can deal with difficulties as they arise. Getting Together takes you step-by-step through initiating, negotiating, and sustaining enduring relationships -- in business, in government, between friends, and in the family.

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As a sequel and complement to Getting to Yes, Fisher offers a practical, straightforward approach to the long-range problem of sustaining relationships that can deal with difficulties as they arise

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Expanding on the principles, insights, and wisdom that made Getting to Yes a worldwide bestseller, Roger Fisher and Scott Brown offer a straightforward approach to creating relationships that can deal with difficulties as they arise. Getting Together takes you step-by-step through initiating, negotiating, and sustaining enduring relati...

Roger Fisher is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law Emeritus, Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and the founder of two consulting organizations devoted to strategic advice and negotiation training.Scott Brown is a negotiation expert and father of four children. After helping to launch the Harvard Negotiation Project, he sp...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 1989Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140126384

ISBN - 13:9780140126389

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Table of Contents

Getting TogetherAcknowledgements
Introduction

I. An Overview
1. The Goal: A relationship that can deal well with differences
2. First Step: Disentangle relationship issues from substantive ones
3. A Strategy: Be Unconditionally contructive

II. Basic Elements of a Working Releationship
4. Rationality: Balance emotions with reason
5. Understanding: Learn how they see things
6. Communication: Always consult before deciding--and listen
7. Reliability: Be wholly trustworthy, but not wholly trusting
8. Persuation, Not Coercion: Negotiate side by side
9. Acceptance: Deal seriously with those with whom we differ

III. The Elements as Parts of a Whole
10. Congruence: Put it all together so that it fits

A Note on "tit-for-tat"
Analytical Table of Contents
Table of Charts
A Note on the Harvard Negotiation Project

From Our Editors

As a sequel and complement to Getting to Yes, Fisher offers a practical, straightforward approach to the long-range problem of sustaining relationships that can deal with difficulties as they arise