The Lord of the Rings: What Can Frodo's Epic Quest Teach Us About Negotiation?

podcast Sep 01, 2022

Navigating a negotiation is an epic but daunting quest to reach an important purpose - like Frodo Baggins’ journey to destroy the One Ring.

There’s so much about his journey that we can extract and apply to our own quest to get paid what we’re worth - from the resources we need, to the perils we’ll need to avoid to reach our destination.

In this episode, I’m going to share some negotiation nuggets that came out of my recent binge watch of The Lord of the Rings movies.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The resources we can use to better our outcome
    Frodo needed a team to reach his destination, how do we assemble the people and resources that make it easier?

  • How to get ahead of obstacles
    What readymade strategies and suggestions can we equip ourselves with to circumvent barriers?

  • Why we have to be careful about what we share
    The ring entices and corrupts, so Frodo had to be careful who he could trust. How do we know who to trust in our own negotiations?


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