Tag Archives | collaboration

Response to the EU Mediation Directive Consultation

The following letter was published in the Law Society Gazette on 30 November 2015 by Dr Karl Mackie, CBE, Chief Executive Officer of CEDR: The recent consultation by the EU on its 2008 Mediation Directive raises the possibility that in future there could be greater regulation in this area of civil justice. Undoubtedly, there is now […]

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A Question for Business: What does winning really look like?

We all know how good it feels to win. When we beat a personal goal in a running race, close a business deal, or when the politician we voted for wins an election. Winning, whether a personal achievement or that of a beloved football team, sends a surge of adrenaline through our body and provides […]

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Thoughts on successful collaboration opportunities

The news this week in January 2014 that Alicia Keys and Blackberry are to go their separate ways following a one year partnership started me thinking about the benefits and drawbacks of collaboration. Ms Keys was appointed as the Blackberry Global Creative Director at the beginning of last year in an effort to increase sales […]

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FaceToFaceTime: the value of traditional communication

In the digital age, effective face-to- face communication in an organisation is still vital to successful working practices. With the rise of smartphones, tablets, twitter, LinkedIn and the virtual office we are often told that we are the most connected, collaborative society of all time.  However, these days we may find that our festive getaway […]

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Should conflict management not be a key skill of a leader?

A recent article in The Telegraph [05/12/2013] explored the skills that successful leaders need by putting Jobs Editor, Alan Tovey, though a virtual assessment day to measure his ability to cut it at the top. The piece notes how there are four qualities that a leader should possess: experience, knowledge, personality and skills. While these […]

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