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Risk Quick Analysis

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If you have a risk that needs to be addressed in a contract, use these three questions to help you get a handle on it. It could be a new risk profile due to market constraints, a new law, or a new corporate policy. Where in your standard contract are common risks addressed?

Designing Complex Governance Structures

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The goal of a governance structure. To design and institutionalize an effective, collaborative governance structure to deliver strategic insight.

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Avoiding Strategic Drift

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Strategic drift. Occurs when the customer and supplier do not work to maintain their relationship and/or work to update strategic priorities. This typically happens after a few good months or quarters.

Contract Professionals Need Facilitation Skills!

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Performance negotiations. Back-and-forth conversations to reach an agreement when the customer and the supplier do not see eye-to-eye on the solution to the performance issue. An organization’s willingness to negotiate is—at some basic level—a confession of mutual need.

7 Keys to Creating Massive Value in Your Sales Meetings

Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist, Best-Selling Author & Founder, Sales Insights Lab

Engaging prospects in a strong two-way dialogue is something most reps struggle with. In this session with Marc Wayshak, you’ll discover a data-driven approach to sales meetings that yields significantly better results.

Termination Clauses are not an Exit Management Plan

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Termination clauses. Either for convenience or for cause, include a notice to the supplier but do not set forth the structure to unwind the business relationship.

Why I Hate Fixed Price Contracts!

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Exaggeration alert. I don’t hate them the way I hate Okra or cleaning the litter box. But, when stakeholders think that a complex multi-Billion dollar deal can be contracted for a “fixed price” I feel like yelling WHHAAAT?? Which I don’t – or wait until I am on mute!

Matching the Level of Contract Management and Risk Management to Sole/Single Source Contracts

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Customer/Supplier Relationships. Each customer/supplier relationship will require its own level of contract management correlating to the level of interdependence and complexity.

How to Manage Power Plays

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I’ve been asked many times, “What should I do if I’m less powerful than my counterpart?”. Power plays an important role in throughout the entire contract life cycle. As it relates to the contract professional, power is your ability to alter other people’s attitudes and behaviors.

How to Manage Power Plays

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I’ve been asked many times, “What should I do if I’m less powerful than my counterpart?”. Power plays an important role in throughout the entire contract life cycle. As it relates to the contract professional, power is your ability to alter other people’s attitudes and behaviors.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 3)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. In this article, I offer a solution to developing performance measures that actually drive performance. Click here to read the first and second articles discussing the two reasons. In this article, I offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 3)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. In this article, I offer a solution to developing performance measures that actually drive performance. Click here to read the first and second articles discussing the two reasons. In this article, I offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 2)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. In this article, I address the second reason performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Click here to read the first article discussing the first reason. In the next article, I will offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 2)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. In this article, I address the second reason performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Click here to read the first article discussing the first reason. In the next article, I will offer a solution.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 1)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Read below for the first reason. This article is part 1 of a three-part series. In part two, I will outline the second reason, and in part 3 I will offer a solution.

Why Performance Measures Don’t Guarantee Performance (Part 1)

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There are two reasons why performance measures don’t guarantee performance. Read below for the first reason. This article is part 1 of a three-part series. In part two, I will outline the second reason, and in part 3 I will offer a solution.

Trust Ensures Productive Collaboration

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Trust is the core quality of any collaborative partnership. Companies with high degrees of trust can spend their energies leveraging each other’s core strengths and creating value, rather than on compliance, enforcement, or worse, fighting metaphorical fires as a result of poor performance.

Trust Ensures Productive Collaboration

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Trust is the core quality of any collaborative partnership. Companies with high degrees of trust can spend their energies leveraging each other’s core strengths and creating value, rather than on compliance, enforcement, or worse, fighting metaphorical fires as a result of poor performance.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Negotiation Preparation on the Fly: Five Down and Dirty Questions You Should Answer Before Your Next Negotiation

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Raise your hand if you can handle one more thing on your plate right now. No one can. It seems like everyone spends their time putting out one fire after another. Today more than ever before, negotiations happen in pieces and on the fly.

Negotiation Preparation on the Fly: Five Down and Dirty Questions You Should Answer Before Your Next Negotiation

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Raise your hand if you can handle one more thing on your plate right now. No one can. It seems like everyone spends their time putting out one fire after another. Today more than ever before, negotiations happen in pieces and on the fly.

Negotiation Preparation on the Fly: Five Down and Dirty Questions You Should Answer Before Your Next Negotiation

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Raise your hand if you can handle one more thing on your plate right now. No one can. It seems like everyone spends their time putting out one fire after another. Today more than ever before, negotiations happen in pieces and on the fly.

7 Negotiation Mistakes That Can Sink Success!

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When the negotiation team gets mediocre deal results, their bosses blame the economy, or the other company, or the weather for bad results. The real problem is that the negotiation team did not take the negotiation process seriously enough to systematically plan for it.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

7 Negotiation Mistakes That Can Sink Success!

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When the negotiation team gets mediocre deal results, their bosses blame the economy, or the other company, or the weather for bad results. The real problem is that the negotiation team did not take the negotiation process seriously enough to systematically plan for it.

Saled Reinvented Podcast: The Power of Open Ended Questions

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I am happy to announce I was on the Sales Reinvented Podcast to discuss the power of open-ended questions in your negotiations. In this podcast I define negotiation and give 3 do’s and don’ts in any negotiation. I also answer the important questions of how negotiation is important for business.

Can Your Team Stack Rank and Prioritize Tradeoffs?

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Imagine a mid-level manger in the global commodities group got an email from the operations manager from a plant that read something like this. “Bob, Bob, I called ABC supplier to see where our XYZ parts are, and they told me that we’ll get them in 3 weeks.

Saled Reinvented Podcast: The Power of Open Ended Questions

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I am happy to announce I was on the Sales Reinvented Podcast to discuss the power of open-ended questions in your negotiations. In this podcast I define negotiation and give 3 do’s and don’ts in any negotiation. I also answer the important questions of how negotiation is important for business. If you are wondering why some salespeople […]. Audio Interviews negotiation podcast Sales Reinvented Podcast

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

Can Your Team Stack Rank and Prioritize Tradeoffs?

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Imagine a mid-level manger in the global commodities group got an email from the operations manager from a plant that read something like this. Bob, I called ABC supplier to see where our XYZ parts are, and they told me that we’ll get them in 3 weeks. They said the PO gave them a 15 […]. Words contract negotiation global commodities mid-level manager negotiations stack rank tradeoffs

Drafting a Gainshare Framework: Use this Checklist

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A client and I are drafting a gainshare arrangement for a complex service delivery contract. Neither my client (procurement) nor the service supplier have used a gainshare arrangement in their 26-year relationship. Yet, my client’s current economic outlook demands that the supplier lower its costs by eliminating redundant and unnecessary processes. It is noteworthy that […]. Words checklist economic outlook gainshare framework procurement relationship service delivery contract supplier

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Driving Innovation Rocky Flats Example Outcome Contracting

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Have you ever wondered how to get real innovation from your customer/supplier relationship? I explain in this video how the Department of Energy and the Kaiser-Hill joint venture used outcome and incentive-based contracting principles to drive innovation. Innovations that turned a nuclear materials production site into a wildlife refuge while saving the US taxpayers billions in dollars. Yes, you read that right the US federal government did something very right.

Driving Innovation Rocky Flats Example Outcome Contracting

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Have you ever wondered how to get real innovation from your customer/supplier relationship? I explain in this video how the Department of Energy and the Kaiser-Hill joint venture used outcome and incentive-based contracting principles to drive innovation. Innovations that turned a nuclear materials production site into a wildlife refuge while saving the US taxpayers billions […].

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.

Is Contract Drafting a Creative Writing Assignment? NO!

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Contract language is boring. The contract professional’s goals are to develop an agreement that reflects the intention of the relationship and a document that is clear, precise and exact. This video offers advice on 4 points that will help contract professionals meet those two goals. Watch NOW… Video contract drafting contract negotiations contract professionals Jeanette nyden

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Is Contract Drafting a Creative Writing Assignment? NO!

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Contract language is boring. The contract professional’s goals are to develop an agreement that reflects the intention of the relationship and a document that is clear, precise and exact. This video offers advice on 4 points that will help contract professionals meet those two goals. Watch NOW… Video contract language contract negotiations contract professional's goals documents that are clear and exact how do I develop an agreement that reflects intention negotiate procurement

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10 Common (an costly) Negotiation Mistakes

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When negotiators get mediocre results their boss blames the economy, the weather, or the other company, when the real problem is that no one took the negotiation process seriously enough to systematically prepare for it. In my experience, there are ten common mistakes business people routinely make when they enter a contract negotiation. This video offers advice on how to avoid these costly mistakes.

10 Common (an costly) Negotiation Mistakes

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When negotiators get mediocre results their boss blames the economy, the weather, or the other company, when the real problem is that no one took the negotiation process seriously enough to systematically prepare for it. In my experience, there are ten common mistakes business people routinely make when they enter a contract negotiation. This video offers […].

A Pragmatic Guide to ABM Success

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President of Spear Marketing Group

In this exclusive webinar, you’ll hear B2B expert Howard J. Sewell detail a pragmatic approach to ABM planning, execution, and orchestration. Step by step, Howard will show how to leverage the Opportunity-Based Marketing (OBM) Framework, a stage-based B2B demand marketing model, in determining the best tactics for your ABM initiative and how to measure ROI.