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Letter from America

“When you go will you send back, A letter from America?” The title lyrics to the hit Proclaimers song captures how my career and work in Europe and the UK has drawn on experience and lessons from the USA; something I reflected on recently while in Boston. With 2017 marking the bicentennial of Harvard Law […]

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Mediator as settlement leader

If it is true that (in Europe) all roads lead to Rome then might it also be true that in commercial mediation all Mediators ‘lead’ to Settlement? Frivolity aside, the idea of a mediator ‘leading’ parties to a settlement might be unsettlingly too directive in style for many. However, the mediator in reality does guide […]

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Women and Power: How (appropriate) risk-taking can make you a better leader

By Liz Rivers, Women’s Leadership Coach, Mediator and CEDR Faculty Member Part of embracing power is knowing how and when to take risks.  Too cautious and nothing changes, too reckless and disaster can ensue. Women typically are more risk-averse than men, and often get marked down in the leadership stakes as a result.  Yet we […]

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Women and Leadership: How to be More Like Michelle (Obama) and Less Like Donald.

By Liz Rivers I’ve always admired Michelle Obama for her combination of warmth, intelligence, groundedness and courage. If you love her too the good news is that you can channel your Inner Michelle to be an influential woman and make a positive difference. I speak and coach all over Europe and the UK and here’s […]

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Negotiating in the moment

How prepared are you for tough and dynamic negotiation? Do you have the skills necessary to negotiate in the moment and face the unexpected? “Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That’s why we train so hard.” – US Navy Seals Most of us have already […]

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