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Positive Purchasing is pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the Red Sheet® Online Negotiation Toolkit and Academy, the ultimate resource adopted by individuals, teams and organizations around the ... Read More
What the last 10 years have taught us about negotiation. The Red Sheet® negotiation approach is the tool of choice by many negotiators and companies the world over, whether in sales, purchasing, HR, project management or security services. As the Red Sheet negotiation approach celebrates its 10th anniversary, this month we reflect on what these exciting 10 years have taught us about ... Read More
The highly acclaimed ‘Negotiation for Procurement Professionals’, published by Kogan Page, has been rigorously updated to include the latest insight and negotiation knowledge from award winning author Jonathan O’Brien.Drawing ... Read More
10 Brexit negotiation tips!  It’s hard to find an article that isn’t asserting a view on Brexit right now, but it’s even more difficult to find one that gives real help and guidance on what business leaders, politicians and the rest of us need to get on and do. There is much talk of the need for negotiation, and lots of it! This article ... Read More
Ten questions to help understand and plan for cultural differences. International commerce means the world is fast becoming a smaller place. As a result, it is easy to assume that, if organizations are interacting routinely across geographic boundaries and conducting business in one increasingly universal language, there is no longer a need to consider our cultural differences. Cultural differences shape who we are, ... Read More
“How do I know what I should pay for this?” is a fair question when planning a negotiation and one I frequently hear being asked, especially by those just starting out. There is a common misconception that somewhere out there lies a magic tool or approach used by the professionals to gain this insight. Sadly, there’s not! In some cases, with a bit of prior effort, research ... Read More
The specialist Red Sheet Negotiation Tool is celebrating the tenth anniversary. Red Sheet is a powerful and highly effective planning tool that brings confidence to both the most experienced as well ... Read More