The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
Negotiation is inherent to human nature. We spend our entire lives negotiating for things without even realizing it. When we convince a friend to watch the movie we want, persuade our parents to let us stay up past our bedtime, or obtain a multi-million dollar deal for our company, these achievements are all directly related to our negotiation skills. They help us build better relationships with the people around us, make decisions that are beneficial to us, and even make our daily lives easier.