Rebecca Stowe

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HR strategy: How to influence and engage

21st March 2009

It’s no secret that the economic crisis has dramatically changed the face of domestic and global business. With large-scale layoffs and massive budget cuts, businesses must now drive unprecedented performance but with rapidly diminishing resources. This challenge cuts especially deep for the HR professional. Many are now asking: How on earth can we implement our strategic [...] READ MORE

For Sale

Agents aren’t necessarily adversaries

8th March 2014

CMA Associate Rebecca Stowe offers her advice in response to a recent query on a property purchase: Q. I’m trying to purchase a house, which has been advertised as “private sale” by a real estate agent. The price the vendor has specified seems ambitious, and as a purchaser, I’m keen to pay as low a price [...] READ MORE

No

Moving on from a “No”

11th March 2013

CMA Associate Rebecca Stowe offers this advice on how to manage the dreaded “no” within a negotiation. Read what she has to say here… Q. Sometimes, despite my best efforts to understand a customer’s needs and to come up with creative options, my counterpart rejects even my best offer and decides to go with our biggest [...] READ MORE

Wedding Couple

Reflections on a recent negotiation

3rd May 2014

I am in the process of organising my wedding, and recently had an interesting negotiation over the final contract with our preferred photographer. Part of the package that they put forward included 100 thank-you cards. We had already organised to get our thank-you cards printed with our invitations, so had no need for this.[...] READ MORE