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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Qatar – to develop as a centre for football and for mediation?

Qatar – to develop as a centre for football and for mediation?

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator Like many, I’m disappointed at England’s failure to be selected to host the 2018 World Cup.  One of my earliest memories is of watching the 1966 final on a small black and white TV with my dad – and even now I still revere Bobby Moore.  So […]

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Don’t let development of the rail network freeze-over

Don’t let development of the rail network freeze-over

By Ranse Howell, Mediator and Consultant, CEDR Skills Britain’s approach to railway investment and strategy is likely to continue to be problematic and a source of polarised views.  Last week the UK’s Department for Transport announced an £8 billion investment to be spent on electrification and new carriages.  This is similar to a plan that […]

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In defence of the difficult conversation – but not at any cost

In defence of the difficult conversation – but not at any cost

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR There has been an interesting response from certain quarters of the media over the announcement last Friday on expenditure by the Cabinet Office, at the heart of UK Government, which included staff training in ‘difficult conversations’. The ‘difficult conversations’ item was picked out probably for a couple […]

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Playing the Spending Review Blame Game

Playing the Spending Review Blame Game

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator, and Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR As mediators we frequently see people trying to blame someone else for what went wrong in their case. And whilst this focus is not always helpful in finding a settlement to a dispute, we know that blame is an […]

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Don’t miss the detail – mediation’s elevation

Don’t miss the detail – mediation’s elevation

by Tony Allen, Solicitor, Mediator and a Director of CEDR Extracts from the Ministry of Justice’s statement on the Government’s Spending Review yesterday: “The Treasury has announced a 23 per cent reduction in Ministry of Justice spending for the next four years. These savings will result in around £2 billion in savings by the department […]

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All round the fields, of Anfield Road…

All round the fields, of Anfield Road…

By Gregory Hunt, Director of CEDR Solve & Client Relations 40 years ago I was fortunate to be born with two great privileges. The first was to be born in the great city of Liverpool. The second, and the most profound, was to be born in a family exclusively raised in the pursuit of happiness […]

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