I’ll discuss the book Ask for It by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, which could change how you approach negotiations personally and professionally. “Ask For It” is a must-read for anyone who wants to improve their negotiation skills and learn how to get what they want.
The author provides practical tips on preparing for negotiations, such as knowing your worth and having a clear idea of what you want. She also suggests practicing negotiation skills on small things, which can help build confidence and prepare you for more significant negotiations.
One of the book’s most interesting aspects is its focus on maintaining likability during negotiations. This is particularly important for women, who are often penalized for being too aggressive or assertive. The author encourages readers to be persistent and confident in asking for what they need while being likable.
Whether you’re negotiating a job offer, a promotion, or workplace conditions, “Ask For It” has something to offer. So, if you want to learn to negotiate like a pro and get what you deserve, check out this insightful book.