Mediation for the resolution of conflict can be best illustrated in cases where a positive outcome is seemingly intractable. However, mediation, effective dialogue and progressive and collaborative negotiation can break deadlock. Cases that involve environmental disputes are good examples of this. In 2014, CEDR Founder President Dr Karl Mackie CBE mediated a case under the […]
True dialogue We live in challenging times. Harvey Weinstein’s actions have opened the door to more and more sexual harassment revelations coming out every day. The Brexit negotiations are in chaos. Germany’s government coalition building attempts are a fiasco. Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump’s teenage nuclear Twitter fight is frightening and irresponsible. The building […]
This photo of our first cohort of New Dialogues leaders has been compared to the Apprentice. But unlike that show, characterised by outdated, ‘macho’ attitudes to business and collaboration, this group of dynamic, driven individuals embodies a new and progressive approach to leadership. “Everything I touch turns to sold” and “I think outside the box. […]
Regardless of your views on Brexit, one cannot escape the reality that the negotiations so far have been wrought with difficulty. Recently, on Radio 4’s PM programme I was asked, “If Brexit really is a divorce and a messy one at that would a mediator help?” With over 20 years of experience in extremely difficult […]
I have had lawyers say to me: “We don’t need to mediate; we know how to negotiate.” This seems like a more extreme version of “We can settle cases ourselves at Joint Settlement Meeting (JSM) and mediation doesn’t add anything.” It misses a major option for negotiators. Increasing the options Some cases can be resolved […]
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