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The Walk from ‘No’ to ‘Yes’

William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.

The Power of Listening

William Ury explains how listening is the essential, and often overlooked, half of communication. His stories of candid conversations with presidents and business leaders provide us with impactful lessons, such as understanding the power of a human mind opening up.

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Getting to Yes with Yourself

The greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side. The biggest obstacle is actually ourselves—our natural tendency to react in ways that do not serve our true interests.

William Ury on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber

Ari leads a spirited discussion with William on “the age of conflict”, Biden’s bipartisan legislation track record, ways to navigate tribalism, and the path to Possible.

Interests Behind Negotiating Positions

In this video by 50 Lessons, William Ury talks about the importance of beginning negotiation by asking “Why”. What are the interests underlying the positions?

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