Preparation and strategy
It is generally accepted that 80% of the effort of a formal negotiation is in the preparation and 20% in the execution. The government should start to prepare immediately and work towards defining its national interests and flesh out a strategy. Going into the negotiations, the UK should know exactly what it wants to get out of them and what it would take to get a good deal with the EU and with other trading partners.
An experienced and competent team
Taking the initiative
Here's your checklist:
- Strong and effective leadership? Unity of purpose?
- Preparation and strategy?
- An experienced and competent team?
- Taking the initiative?