The Art of Negotiation for Young Entrepreneurs and Leaders with Dr. Yasmin Davidds
“Successful negotiation is not about getting to ‘yes’, it’s about mastering ‘no’ and understanding what the path to agreement is.” -Christopher Voss
When you hear about the skills and characteristics that most entrepreneurs attribute their success to, you'll often find traits like innovativeness, strategic thinking, and time management on the list. You seldom hear about the art of negotiation, and just how useful this skill can be in the realm of entrepreneurship.
Master negotiators thrive in the face of chaos and uncertainty. They’re not enslaved to rigid plans. They understand negotiation as a process of exploration that demands ongoing learning, adapting, and influencing.
Dr. Yasmin Davidds - Master Negotiator
If you’re starting to think that negotiation may be an underrated superpower of top-performing entrepreneurs, I’d love to introduce you to today’s guest on Episode 6 of NextPlay, Dr. Yasmin Davidds.
If anyone knows the true power of negotiating, it’s Dr. Davidds. When she discovered that her mission in life was to change the world and make it a better place for disadvantaged communities - specifically women - she was inspired to develop an institute of programs that would empower them and help them reach their full potential.
Throughout her career, Yasmin has sought to advance the role of women within professional, academic, and corporate settings. She is an organizational psychologist, Founder and CEO of the Latina Global Executive Leadership Institute, and Founder and President of the Women’s Institute of Negotiation.
Dr. Davidds is also an international best-selling author, and prides herself on being a negotiation expert who specializes in teaching women's the intricacies of effective negotiating.
NextPlay Episode 6
I'm inspired by Dr. Davidds’ determination to make the world a better place and commitment to changing lives by teaching the powerful skills of leadership and negotiation. Join me for Episode 6 of NextPlay to hear all about her incredible journey, advice to young entrepreneurs, tips for negotiating effectively, and much more.
What You Will Learn from Dr. Davidds:
- What inspired her to help young women succeed
- The benefits of organizational psychology
- Why negotiating is a superpower in life and business
- The importance of working with mentors
“In order for your business to go to the next level, YOU have to go to your next level.”
- Why she started the Leadership Institute
- Her tips for negotiating effectively
- How to work past imposter syndrome
- Resources for coping with mental health issues
“Start seeing negotiations as a conversation where there is a win-win solution.”
NextPlay x Yasmin Davidds
Don’t forget to grab some exclusive NextPlay x Yasmin Davidds merchandise.
NextPlay is all about purpose, and so for each episode, I team up with my guest to create exclusive merchandise for charity. 100% of the proceeds go to the charity of my guest’s choosing.
All proceeds go towards supporting a multicultural women’s leadership organization, which offers leadership and entrepreneurship training for BIPOC women and young girls.