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Michael D. Watkins

Michael Watkins is the best-selling author of The First 90 Days, Master Your Next Move, Predictable Surprises, and 11 other books on leadership and negotiation. A Thinkers 50-ranked management influencer and recognized expert in his field, he contributes regularly to leading business journals and podcasts. His work is featured in HBR Guides and HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership, Teams, Strategic Initiatives and New Managers. He received his PhD from Harvard University in Decision Sciences and taught at Harvard and INSEAD prior to IMD. He is a trusted mentor and coach for C-level leaders of global organizations and directs The First 90 Days and Transition to Business Leadership programs.

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The essential elements to successful negotiation and dispute resolution

13 August 2021 • by Suzanne C. De Janasz, Michael D. Watkins, Christopher Zintel, Susan Stehli in Leadership • 9 min read

It’s critical that any effective leader is able to effectively negotiate and manage conflict both inside and outside their organizations. Externally, they deal with customers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders....

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