Negotiation can sound like a daunting task. But with a few tips, you can be so much better at asking for — and getting — anything you want.
"Sometimes we think of negotiation as this really fraught and difficult or charged thing, especially if we don't know much about it," says Alexandra Dickinson, founder and CEO of Ask For It, a company that trains teams, organizations and clients to be better negotiators.
Just think of it as a "creative problem-solving" mindset, not a situation where one side wins and one side loses, she says.
Here is Dickinson's easy, three-step process to negotiate like a pro.