Who is the best negotiator in the world? dont jump into search engines….. You can bluntly answer its my(your own) child….
Children are the best negotiators in the world.
In general the phases of negotiation are:
First phase is Preparation – This is the fundamental process of negotiation
Kid: I need a hot wheel toy car, I need to get this before next week Sunday
Second, Discussion – Here the purpose is to set ground rules
Kid: “Dad, I need to talk to you”
Dad: “Yes dear, tell me”
Kid: “You should fully listen to me, should not say no in the very begining, you have the option at the end”
Third phase, Clarification – Both the parties will clarify information to each other
Kid: “I need a Hot wheels car and a track”
Dad: “Oh you need car and track both?…No, not now”
Kid: “I told you alredy, you should not say “no” in the very begining. Why you will not buy for me?”
Fourth, Bargaining – both the parties will put forth their requirement and speak up to acheive it
Dad: “Listen, recently I bought you a bicycle, you are asking me another toy this soon… this is not done”
Kid: “Please dad, I will compromise, I dont want Hotwheel car and track both , buy me only one car thats enough.
Dad: “Let me think”
Kid: “Take your time dad, I can wait for it”
Fifth phase, Closure – It could be Win-Win/Win-Loss/Loss-Loss
Kid: “So, can you buy by next week Saturday?”
Day: “Yes, lets go together to the shop on next Saturday”
Next time when your child approaches you to buy his/her favourite toy, then correlate this 5 phases. They are best at it
“Only thing standing in between you and your dream is ….reluctance” – Carrol Bryant
Quote I liked today.
“Experience and knowledge has its own way, which ignorance doesn’t know”
The person richest on the earth are those contented..
Will share a story..
Four years back, the day started normal for me… Walked from my hostel to T.Nagar bus stand to catch a bus to my office.
The sun was scorching in the morning 8.30 AM, that was April so imagine the heat in Chennai….
In the bus stand, A woman, covered her little baby and held close to her chest. After some time she came from the shade and started begging, removed the cloth which covered her baby… that tender skin became pink because of heat.
The heat burn for the baby will definitely hurt the mother… how could she do that.
I (almost all mothers) will be hurt if there is a small scratch on her baby…
Many scolded her for this act… I could understand her situation.
“Heat burn is better than hunger” she actually gives something better to her child…
I don’t know how I reached Thoraipakkam bus stop. My heart was heavy.
Compared my life… How blessed I am….
I took the point of success…”Be contented and then wish for more”
Indian Constitution abolished Caste system, but only in constitutional papers.
Lets not get in to the riot and debate of whether caste system is abolished in India or not.
Very straight… Its not been abolished and cant be (so sad…).
People reading this can be angry… but friends.
Is young generation against caste system ? still we have so many caste groups in Facebook like Sozhia vellalar group, Kongu vellalar family, Nadar, Naidu, Nattu Gounder….. and many more, name a caste you will find a group in Facebook.
Just think about it… and do we really need it?
Instead of we coming out of caste discrimination, growing it with the help of technology too.
If you are against caste system like the page else ps give your view and comment.
I am writing this to all parents in the world….
Are you a fan of talent shows in TV..?
Fascinated about how could a 4 year old girl do a perfect ballot?, how could a preschooler do error free gymnastics?….
Wow factor always attaches to something tele casted and congratulated by 3 judges.. (I am no way criticizing those amazing talents and the shows)..
The point is…
We have a continuous performer at our home. How many of us watch them and their details of growth.
He starts turning to his chest in the age of 4 months..
moves front and back at 6 months.
Supports whole weight on legs when held upright at 8 months
Looks at correct picture when an image is named around his first birth day
Walks, runs, plays alone in his second birthday
Enters into conflict with peers, he wins or looses doesn’t matter… still maintains good relationship… what a positive attitude?
Everyone can say these are all general milestones of baby growth… yes, of course.
But every child is fighting against its inabilities and wins over it, we simply call it as growth.
We have to see and encourage each and every effort made by our kids… At some point of time we will come across his special talent which should not be missed out….
The talent spotted right and focused by parents/self are in the talent shows….
So… get into the details of your kids effort. Do maximum to spot his talent and develop it.
He will top the talent shows….
Be it our Boss, Organization, Subordinates, Customer service executives, Retail shop billers, bus conductors…… and so on.
Whom so ever we contact in daily life is expected to maintain morality.
Where does it come from? DNA?? (don’t blame on it)
Its to be imparted from childhood…. like how we teach our kids to master from brushing his teeth to tieing his shoe lays.
we used to attend moral science period weekly thrice in our school(I mean 2 decades back). This used to be an interesting class equivalent to P.Ed class. Moral science teacher used to tell interesting stories with a moral in each. We learnt many good morals in that short stories.. If not all,we follow certain morals learnt in our childhood.
But in current education system… we have.
Maths, Biology, Language, Social studies,P.Ed (Least bothered, generally utilized by science teachers) classes…
Where is Moral Science class? Its occupied by main subject classes.
By missing moral science class we are missing out completeness of education.
We find many shocking news around the world which is not expected from students community…
The moral quotient is degrading in today’s generation, to confirm this you don’t want to take a survey. Just speak to a teacher… she will tell… Students are bright to average in studies but they lack basic discipline, they are not wishing teachers and passes comments on them…. so on.
This generation are very smart and powered by all technologies, for sure they are going to make big money. But without moral in their life.
All educationists should think about this and rework on the syllabus. Parents too should contribute equally.
“Morality, like art is drawing a line somewhere”
You will always name at least two person as answer for….
Are you angry on any person?
Is there anybody whom you thing you are not their priority (esp whom you think as your priority)
Anybody in your team reacts differently that hurts you?
I bet everybody will have some names for it.
before judging the person judge their environment/situation, you will surely conclude the blame is on the environment.
That was my son’s first b’day. Invited few people those are close to our heart.
One of my friends didn’t turn up and she told “Unexpected guest came home so couldn’t attend the function”
I got angry and said nothing, cut the call.
later realized she wants to come but her situation didn’t allow her. I would have done the same thing in her situation.
If you don’t understand the situation and blame the other person, your perception is wrong. By this your relation with the person will be spoiled for no reasons..