Organisations must be Negotiation Ready!

Organisations must be Negotiation Ready!

“Where do we start?” The strategic direction of organisations are most effective when solving problems or leveraging opportunities.

Over the last few years, around the world, I’ve been fortunate to have researched and delivered some negotiation workshops on how and why organisations need to develop teams of negotiators and not just individual stars.

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Karma and Negotiation - Good or Bad!

Karma and Negotiation - Good or Bad!

At the end of a failed negotiation too many people blame bad karma for the result. Often they failed because they got to the negotiation table too quickly. The rush was to negotiate, where it should be to prepare.

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Negotiation, Technology and Success!

Negotiation, Technology and Success!

Clearly in most negotiations involving technology it is becoming harder for negotiators on the supply side to show the strategic value of the technology to organisations on the buying side.

Clarity is required not around the features and benefits, but around the value piece.

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Negotiation, Sugar and Focus!

Negotiation, Sugar and Focus!

Recently, I worked with a team on a live negotiation with a private hospital. The deal was for medical supplies and drugs worth about $25 million a year for a three-year contract.

During the preparation I noticed two behaviours in the team. First, team members could not focus on preparation. The culprit being constantly handling their smart phones. Second, how quickly the team’s energy levels dropped during the day.

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Strategic Negotiations must be strategic!

Strategic Negotiations must be strategic!

Too many strategic plans become yearly reviews not dynamic plans for how to compete. As Michael Porter teaches, the objective of strategy is to win in the marketplace, delivering superior sustainable performance. His convincing argument requires ...

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