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Women and Power: How (appropriate) risk-taking can make you a better leader

By Liz Rivers, Women’s Leadership Coach, Mediator and CEDR Faculty Member Part of embracing power is knowing how and when to take risks.  Too cautious and nothing changes, too reckless and disaster can ensue. Women typically are more risk-averse than men, and often get marked down in the leadership stakes as a result.  Yet we […]

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Women and Leadership: How to be More Like Michelle (Obama) and Less Like Donald.

By Liz Rivers I’ve always admired Michelle Obama for her combination of warmth, intelligence, groundedness and courage. If you love her too the good news is that you can channel your Inner Michelle to be an influential woman and make a positive difference. I speak and coach all over Europe and the UK and here’s […]

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The International Negotiation Competition – Finals 2013

By Francesca Lilley and Rachel Godschalk   It’s not every day that you get the chance to compete at an international level in Los Angeles, and that is how Rachel and I felt as we stepped out into the hustle and heat of LAX at the beginning of our week long  trip to California. Our journey […]

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CEDR MST: the delegate’s view

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at CEDR is ‘What are your mediator training courses actually like?’ and one of our delegates on the June Mediator Skills Training (MST) course will be offering a delegate’s perspective through a special daily blog series. Helena Peacock is the Legal and HR Director at Penguin […]

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Could mediation get BP out of ‘Deepwater’?

By Gaby Goundry   The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico stands as the United States’ worst ever offshore oil spill, and on 25th February this year, the high-stakes trial to determine how much more BP and other companies should pay began. Stuart Smith, an attorney at Smith Stag, represents a number of […]

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