How many times have you not asked for what you wanted because you thought it would be “impolite” or “rude”? How many times have you accepted an offer without negotiating for what you really wanted? Learning to negotiate effectively is so essential that business schools around the world offer it as a class. Every successful leader in history has been a master negotiator. These 5 tips, borrowed from warlords, will help you learn how to negotiate successfully and develop the mindset, poise, and leverage to ask and get what you want.