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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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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Looking for leadership inspiration

Looking for leadership inspiration

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator, CEDR It may not be the most career-enhancing move to worry about leadership in conflict resolution just a couple of months after the boss [Karl Mackie] gets his well-deserved CBE, but I’ve been worrying about where the next generation of leaders are coming from. This thought came […]

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Want you back for good?

Want you back for good?

by Graham Massie, Director of Consultancy and Mediator, CEDR The recent completion of the reunion of Nineties teen idols Take That after their 1996 split is a poignant reminder of the value of long term relationships and how hard they can be to revive once we let them slip into disrepair. Consider the comments of […]

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