As we come to the end of the conference season for the major political parties in the UK, how many of us in the business community have actually listened to the leaders' speeches and been inspired - or even thought about who we might support at the next election?
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Those of you who have been on our Negotiating for More programme will remember our advice "focus on interests, not positions".
An easy way to remember this is to imagine two chefs in a busy restaurant. One chef has been asked to produce a glass of fresh orange juice. Another is about to start making a cheesecake. There is only one orange left – and they both make a grab for it.
I am prepared to admit that exceptions prove the rule. This chap breaks all our rules of delivery but his messages are so clear and short that somehow I really enjoyed him. Mind you, I do not think that I would do very well recalling all his points.