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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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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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Living through a demerger – what difficult conversations lie around the corner for Fiat?

Living through a demerger – what difficult conversations lie around the corner for Fiat?

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR The rationale for a demerger can often be very strong and for an organisation that has very different component parts, splitting to concentrate on those separate areas can be a highly effective move. The news that such a move by Sergio Marchionne is imminent for Fiat, splitting […]

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Was the Hutton Inquiry flawed?

Was the Hutton Inquiry flawed?

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR The sad death of Dr David Kelly in 2003 and the following Hutton Inquiry still has many people asking questions; therefore did the process used achieve the objective of a public inquiry – to find satisfactory answers for the public? Lord Hutton is a respected and experienced […]

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