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Negotiation in the Red Zone: Excelling When It's Critical

Eleissa C. Lavelle, Esq.
Eleissa C. Lavelle, Esq.
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Hearing Officer


The last 20 yards before the end zone on a football field, known as the red zone, is on the critical path to scoring a touchdown. In those final 20 yards, the importance of play-calling is amplified as options become limited and the defense digs in. Just as playing great red zone football is critical to winning the game, so is great skill in the last stage of a negotiation. Clean execution is crucial to achieving success and getting what you want and need from the opposition.

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