5 Reasons Why Negotiations Fail

5 Reasons Why Negotiations Fail

Negotiation isn’t easy. In my view it is often about striking a balance between a ‘science’ and an ‘art’ – the science of keeping focused on the ultimate negotiation agreement (often financial) and the art of working with other...
Possible Sainsbury’s & Asda merger

Possible Sainsbury’s & Asda merger

Interesting times lie ahead in the UK Grocery market with the revelation this weekend that Sainsbury’s and Asda are in advanced talks over a possible merger. This would make the combined group a retail giant, taking £1 of every £3 spent on groceries in the UK...
Ten ways to negotiate the deal you want

Ten ways to negotiate the deal you want

90% of successful negotiation is down to preparation. Effective negotiators go to great lengths to plan the questions they will ask and the assumptions they will pressure test in order to get a totally clear picture of the current situation. Set your ‘walk away’ point...
Successfully planning the negotiation: a checklist

Successfully planning the negotiation: a checklist

Negotiation position • What do we want to achieve? • How will we open the negotiation? • How might they respond? • What will their reaction actually mean? Climate • What is the appropriate behaviour and strategy to adopt? • What is our long-term business strategy and...