Bob Bordone on Mastering Negotiation

October 25, 2017

Today's intentional performer is Bob Bordone.

Bob is the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Founding Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. He teaches several courses at Harvard Law School including the school’s flagship Negotiation Workshop. Bob also teaches in the Harvard Negotiation Institute and the Harvard Program on Negotiation’s Senior Executive Education seminars.

As a professional facilitator and conflict resolution consultant, Bob works with individual and corporate clients across a spectrum of industries. He specializes in dispute systems design and in assisting individuals and groups seeking to manage conflicts in highly sensitive, emotional, or difficult situations. His corporate clients have included Premera Blue Cross, Health Net, Gap, Inc., Fidelity Investments, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Exelon, and Microsoft. In addition, he has worked on projects with nonprofit, educational, governmental and cultural institutions such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Massachusetts General Hospital, Princeton Regional Schools, Dartmouth College, Fort Wayne, Indiana Schools, the U.S. Department of Justice, the United Way, the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Seeds of Peace, and the Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration.

His resume is obviously impressive, but in this conversation you will get real insight into how Bob sees the world and how he thinks about negotiation. He is authentic and curious. He's a teacher at his core, but he also is a learner. He is constantly searching for how he can impact the world. We get into the art of negotiation, we find out his journey to Harvard, and we learn about how he integrates other fields into his process for negotiation.

He believes it's essential to be intentional throughout the negotiation process and he is certainly an intentional performer.

Twitter is the best place to connect with Bob so make sure to give him a follow there: @bobbordone.

Thanks to Bob for coming on!