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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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What TV can’t teach you – 5 tips for negotiators in real life

It’s not ‘hired or fired’ that makes good negotiators Frequently in my professional work as a negotiator and trainer, I see people who have approached negotiation with a default style of being a “tough negotiator”.  They will turn up attempting to bluff through with an attitude based on what they’ve seen on TV and what […]

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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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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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The meadows of mediation, an oasis for our communities

I just came back from two days at CEDR’s International Trainers’ Network training, and it was fantastic. I wanted to share with you the feeling of this session, but it’s hard to put word on all that we have shared. Perhaps if I can use an analogy I would say that mediation has an amazing […]

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