Negotiating for Europe #5 – Discipline at the Close

Beware Last Minute Nibbles. During the end game, there were some public declarations that a deal was close and that there were just a few minor details to sort out. I suspect that these declarations of being nearly there were made more out of┬áhabit and in hope than in all seriousness. It is common forContinue reading “Negotiating for Europe #5 – Discipline at the Close”

The Negotiating Gifts from Greece – 3# – Be Sharp but Beware Clever Clever

Experienced Negotiators Know how to use a Weak Position to Advantage If you are in a Lose / Win situation your options provide plenty of scope to be proactive by making proposals or pursue varied strategies. After all, you have nothing to lose. Proposals can be realistic or unrealistic depending on whether you wish toContinue reading “The Negotiating Gifts from Greece – 3# – Be Sharp but Beware Clever Clever”

The Negotiating Gifts from Greece – #2 – Kicking The Can Down The Road – Deadlocking

  Argue and keep arguing – whilst arguing you are not making concessions or even proposals. In fact you are not negotiating (attempting to secure an agreement). You keep the position in stasis by playing the argument game. Negotiations appear to be ongoing, but the reality is deadlock. This is used for many reasons –Continue reading “The Negotiating Gifts from Greece – #2 – Kicking The Can Down The Road – Deadlocking”

Trust in Negotiations – Beware

Trust should not be confused with Making Assumptions. In reading quite a few articles and blogs on the meat supply crisis over the past days, it is clear that many who should know better have been making a lot of assumptions about the performance of contracts and subcontracts. They appear to be trusting their systemsContinue reading “Trust in Negotiations – Beware”