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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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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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Strike! – Negotiate!

Strike! – Negotiate!

by Fiona Colquhoun, Director, CEDR Another strike, this time with BAA, appears to be on its way. This strike is about pay and annual pay demands, not the other hot potato of the moment – pensions, which is what the impending BBC staff action due for 9 September is about. The BAA and BBC strikes, […]

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Building relationships – you and your new breakfast partner

Building relationships – you and your new breakfast partner

By Andy Rogers, Associate Director & Mediator, CEDR So BBC Radio 2 DJ, Chris Evans, has lost 1 million listeners to his breakfast show in three months. It was announced this week that the show had 8.48 million listeners a week, down from last quarter’s record 9.53 million. Chris Evan’s got off to a great […]

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