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How to Master Negotiation

You take your seat in the cockpit. You’ve already gone through the pre-take-off checklist with the crew on the ground, cabin doors are shut, and the flight attendants have already done their usual safety announcements. You’ve just started fiddling with all of the switches and buttons in the cockpit – you’re pretty sure there are […]

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Third Time’s the Charm: Reflecting on 25 years of Conflict Resolution

Perhaps the age-old adage rings true. Professor Eric Green argues that in human history, there have been three stages to the ways in which we have dealt with conflict – of which we are now arriving at the third. These first two stages are visible in the Greek myth of Agamemnon, the King of Argos. […]

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A New Generation of Leaders: What does winning look like?

What do you think of when you hear the word “leader”? Maybe images of Napoleon come to mind, a leader whose style might be more authoritative than democratic, or perhaps your visions are more along the lines of those of Ghandi, a man known for peaceful protesting and community involvement. The good, the bad, and […]

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Interview with “La Notaria” Magazine: James South

Note: this interview was originally published in Spanish in “La Notaria” magazine in 2014. The original article can be view here. Throughout his extensive career, James South has developed training courses in institutions and universities of universal prestige, including the Notary College of Catalonia, and has been an advisor for the World Bank, the Foreign […]

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Exchange Forum: The most difficult person in the room

People who never mediate don’t realise that while the process is highly effective, it isn’t always an easy option. Perhaps in mediation, even more than other situations, the difficult person can stand out as any combination of uncooperative, unwilling to participate, detrimental to the process of mediation, or even dangerous. In short, not conducive to […]

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