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Successful negotiation is 80 percent preparation: How to get more of what you want by preparing properly

Clive Rich (Professional negotiator and CEO of Rich Futures, London, UK)

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 15 February 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the paper is to present preparation as a key to successful negotiation.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents the key factors in preparing for a negotiation.

Findings

Fail to prepare as a negotiator and you prepare to fail.

Practical implications

Preparation is an investment of time.Originality/valuePlanning your deal‐making can add as big a return for your company as effective business planning or effective marketing plans. Most people do not prepare properly when they negotiate, so this is an unusual perspective

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Citation

Rich, C. (2011), "Successful negotiation is 80 percent preparation: How to get more of what you want by preparing properly", Strategic Direction, Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 3-5. https://doi.org/10.1108/02580541111109543

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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