As we go into the dark days of the winter and we batten down the hatches to weather the storm of Brexit and take stock about who and what really matters; this is a good time to look around, contemplate strengths and weaknesses, to prepare for the challenge ahead and to evaluate one’s resources. ThisContinue reading “Prepare your Negotiators for the Challenge of 2018 & Brexit”
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 be more wrong. The reality is that once one becomes aware that someone wants something,Continue reading “Negotiating Lessons from Brexit – Two”
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 it in jeopardy by having the Referendum? The Referendum was tactical in dealing with UKIPContinue reading “EU Referendum – We are prisoners of an ill thought out dilemma.”
The Price one Pays for letting others take the Negotiating Initiative.
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”