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Negotiation lessons from the penalty shootout

As a mediator who regularly encounters deadlock, I am accutely aware of the value of the ‘High Noon’ moments for negotiators stuck in impasse.  Normally it’s a critical moment where the parties come face-to-face with the harsh realities of deadlock. In this moment they are faced with frustrated business or economic goals; a sense of […]

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Quality in Negotiation

Is negotiation an art or science? Can you teach someone to be a great negotiator or is it an innate skill? How do you truly achieve quality in negotiation? During my time at CEDR, I have come across a range of negotiation styles and approaches. I recently spoke to a very experienced senior negotiator who […]

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Love Island needs a mediator

Why techniques in team communication can make a difference in stressful situations Love Island, the break-out reality TV show of 2017, now in its third week of the new 2018 season, looks to repeat its success by showing us couples’ relationships in turmoil.  However, the show is only partially about romantic attachments, it also explores […]

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Impartiality – The Double Edged Sword

An Embassy and Brexit: Case studies in the use of Neutrality and Impartiality – The Double Edged Sword Watch James South talk about An Embassy and Brexit – Different Sides of the Impartiality Coin in our latest CEDRtalks vlog here. Fundamental to being an effective third-party neutral is in the name; neutrality or impartiality. These concepts […]

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Workplace Mediation 101 – An Overview

What we nowadays call “mediation” is the practice of acting as a third party neutral between two or more groups or individuals in conflict to facilitate dialogue, improve the quality of conversations and find a settlement that satisfies the needs of all parties. Whilst the professional practice started in the early 20th century, the practice […]

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