Category Archives: Negotiating skills training

Negotiating Lessons from Brexit – Four – No Good Trying to be Nice!

Setting a conciliatory tone can be dangerous if not thought through carefully. It could signal weakness, over keenness to close a deal or just indicate a lack of preparation or experience. Trying to be more flexible without setting clear conditionality … Continue reading

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Negotiating Lessons from Brexit – Three

Situations in which to be careful: The skillful negotiator is collecting information all the time. One never knows when it will be useful or for which deal but it is very valuable. Collecting this intelligence comes from many sources: Networking … Continue reading

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Negotiating Lessons from Brexit – Two

Structuring Expectations: Part One The pre-negotiation phase: The negotiation has begun already! Many people make the mistake of thinking that in the period running up to the formal start of a negotiation the parties are not negotiating. They could not … Continue reading

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Negotiating Lessons from Brexit

When the Outcome is not what was wanted or expected, Negotiators have only themselves to Blame. When you are on the receiving end of a bad, unreasonable proposal or a deal that does not address what you want, it is … Continue reading

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EU Referendum – We are prisoners of an ill thought out dilemma.

Articles are mounting up in the world’s press highlighting the dilemmas facing the British voters, the political parties and the EU member states. Conflicts and Contradictions: If the state of the NHS will be threatened by Brexit – why put … Continue reading

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