Ask for It

Ask for It

How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want

eBook - 2008
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Explains why it's essential to ask (men do it all the time) and teaches you how to ask effectively, in ways that feel comfortable to you as a woman. Whether you currently avoid negotiating like the plague or consider yourself hard-charging and fearless, Babcock and Laschever's stories of real women will help you recognize how much more you deserve. Their four-phase program, backed by years of research, will show you how to identify what you're really worth, maximize your bargaining power, develop the best strategy for your situation, and manage the reactions and emotions that may arise--on both sides. Guided step-by-step, you'll learn how to draw on the special strengths you bring to the negotiating table to reach agreements that benefit everyone involved.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 2008.
ISBN: 9780553903607
0553903608
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Laschever, Sara 1957-
Contents: Why you need to ask
Everything is negotiable. What do you really what? ; Run your own life ; Fairness
you be the judge
Lay the groundwork. Negotiation 101: basic concepts ; How much are you worth? ; What do you know about the other side? ; Boost your bargaining power
Get ready. Aim high ; The power of cooperative bargaining ; Refine your strategy ; Negotiation gym: work up a sweat
Put it all together. Dress rehearsal ; The likability factor ; The closer
Conclusion: If you never hear no, you're not asking enough
Appendix A: Negotiation prep worksheet
Appendix B: PROGRESS: teaching girls to negotiate.
Summary: Explains why it's essential to ask (men do it all the time) and teaches you how to ask effectively, in ways that feel comfortable to you as a woman. Whether you currently avoid negotiating like the plague or consider yourself hard-charging and fearless, Babcock and Laschever's stories of real women will help you recognize how much more you deserve. Their four-phase program, backed by years of research, will show you how to identify what you're really worth, maximize your bargaining power, develop the best strategy for your situation, and manage the reactions and emotions that may arise--on both sides. Guided step-by-step, you'll learn how to draw on the special strengths you bring to the negotiating table to reach agreements that benefit everyone involved.--From publisher description.

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