Stepped Dispute Resolution Clauses and the Road to Settlement

Many contracts contain stepped dispute resolution clauses, requiring the parties to negotiate in advance of any mediation. These discussions are often a missed opportunity. Even worse, they may aggravate disputes Although many business people have great experience in negotiation, dialogue to settle disputes presents unique challenges. It is very different to, say, negotiating the terms […]

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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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EU Brexit negotiations will need half-full and half-empty negotiators

Do you see your glass as half-full or half-empty? If you see it as half-empty then you probably have a scarcity mindset. Scarcity mindset and its opposite, abundance mindset, were terms first used by Steven Covey in his classic book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Published in 1989 it has been a major […]

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Mediation is not a game – until now

Disputes – and therefore mediation – are a serious matter, where knowledge and skill can play key roles in performance or quality and CEDR is always looking at new ways to do this. It took a while, but organisations – including CEDR – eventually realised the proverbial truth hidden in the adage ‘All work no […]

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Bridge over walls

Are women selling themselves short in the workplace? 5 tips for negotiating what you deserve.

By Liz Rivers Negotiation is something professional women do every day and you probably think you’re pretty good at it. I’ll bet you’re great at representing your clients, team or organisation – pulling out all the stops to make sure they get what they deserve. But when it comes to your own interests, are you […]

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