Tag Archives | Ranse Howell

Negotiating through difficulty: A comment about the Personal Insolvency Act, 2012

Following on from my previous blog post about having a difficult conversation, I have noticed that an opportunity for collaborative dialogue has been created in Ireland to deal with debt issues, the Personal Insolvency Act.  This Act will require individuals to work together while having challenging conversations and possibly negotiating an effective insolvency plan. The […]

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How to have a difficult conversation

Why am I unable to have a difficult conversation? It’s because I see them every day! An article in the Financial Times  further raises the question of why it is difficult for managers and colleagues to engage in a difficult conversation.  The article discusses how even the most skilled managers or entrepreneurs, are unable to […]

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‘The One Where CEDR Writes A Book’

While the nation welcomed Prince George of Cambridge to the world earlier this month,  in June CEDR experienced their own small “special delivery”. Representing nearly 18 months of careful planning, research, crafting and revision CEDR’s latest book, “Effective Conflict Management”,  arrived hot off of the press on a grey Friday afternoon. Published by the Institute […]

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Moldova…in the Snow

Moldova…in the Snow

I recently returned from a week in Chisinau, the extremely snowy capital of Moldova.  As part of their on-going commitment to change, the Moldovan Ministry of Justice has recently prepared a Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2011-2015.  A key pillar of this strategy is to promote economic development.  Assisting them reach this goal, the European Bank […]

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Stand Up, Speak Up: Embracing Conflict for Positive Results

Stand Up, Speak Up: Embracing Conflict for Positive Results

Apparently, 85% of people in the workplace have ideas and knowledge they are afraid to voice to their bosses or colleagues. This is why Microsoft ‘missed’ the internet back in the 90s and why Google somehow managed to miss the social networking hype. I think it’s safe to say at a great majority of Google’s […]

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