Pursuing Olympic Gold. Why Spurs may carry on the fight.

Pursuing Olympic Gold. Why Spurs may carry on the fight.

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR When someone takes a position in a challenge or competition in order to win, they become dedicated to that position and to a large extent it will dictate their actions and how they respond to subsequent events. It is with this in mind that we might interpret […]

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Fixing the Middle East – the ingredients of a National Dialogues

Fixing the Middle East – the ingredients of a National Dialogues

by Dr Karl Mackie CBE, mediator and Chief Executive, CEDR Recent events have been moving so fast it is as if several years of history-making events have been squeezed into a matter of weeks. For CEDR, it was important but intriguing, that the Royal Family in Bahrain responded to the recent national unrest with a call […]

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William and Kate – I have a date with Disney!

William and Kate – I have a date with Disney!

Negotiating your way around the Royal Wedding dilemma By Ranse Howell, Mediator and Consultant, CEDR Skills So it was announced, something that was anticipated but for many seemed an almost distant hope – the Royal Wedding of a favourite prince to his new princess.  This is just what the country needed, something to lift the spirits […]

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How to see the blind-spot in negotiations

How to see the blind-spot in negotiations

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR As mediators we are all too familiar with the point in our negotiations where one or both parties find it impossible make a deal because they either cannot see the weaknesses in their own case or conversely cannot appreciate the strengths of their opponent’s position.  Trying to […]

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Tough Times for News Corp

Tough Times for News Corp

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR At CEDR we know that conflict can, and does, come from anywhere in working life. This has certainly been true for News Corporation in the UK (and its companies News International and BSkyB) which in the last months has turned from news reporter and entertainer to being […]

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Charitable giving in mediations

Charitable giving in mediations

By Gregory Hunt, Director of CEDR Solve & Client Relations New Year is a time for good resolutions – and what could be better than changing the way we think about the settlement of disputes to help benefit good causes. I recently spoke to a businessman who told me how he was involved in mediation […]

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Are you in the email elite?

Are you in the email elite?

by Mikita Weaver, Intern, CEDR Signalling Status and Position: How Online Communication is Transforming Negotiations In face-to-face negotiations, powerful players have many ways to exert dominance. Powerful individuals dress in smart clothes that signal wealth and use props – such as BlackBerrys, personal phones, laptops, i-pads, etc. – to show their “technical savvy, busyness, and […]

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Negotiating through the holidays

Negotiating through the holidays

By Ranse Howell, Mediator and Consultant, CEDR Skills The holiday season is full excitement, fun and yes… stress!  Plenty of opportunity to reflect on some of the principals and skills used on CEDR’s Certificate of Advanced Negotiation, and although many of the topics covered refer to how to negotiate ‘at work’, these skills can just as […]

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The greatest mediations of the last 20 years

The greatest mediations of the last 20 years

by Eileen Carroll, Mediator and Deputy Chief Executive of CEDR At a special event last night at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, CEDR celebrated its 20th Anniversary with many mediators, both established and newly qualified, by reflecting on 20 years of mediation’s greatest moments. As I have always been closely involved with CEDR from its […]

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