Andy Rogers

Andy Rogers
Andy Rogers is a Mediator and the Associate Director of Communications and Campaigns for The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Not all negotiations are created equal

The past months have played stage to two of the most signification negotiations with global impact of the year: the nuclear deal between Iran and the US, and the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the EU, commonly known as the “Grexit” to those who don’t like...

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Bad bosses and the quest for good leadership

The topic of good and bad leadership is never out of the public psyche for long, but it seems even more prevalent in the recent past than usual. First we had the surprising outcome to the UK general election, meaning more than one leadership election will be necessary...

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Launching Inquiries at Westminster

Yesterday was a particularly rewarding experience for all those who have worked on CEDR’s Inquiry into Inquires in the last couple of years. At a special event at the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, the Co-Chairs of the initiative, Lord Woolf...

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Building to a successful resolution

I was interested to read in Construction News last month the article by Bill Barton of Barton Legal, “Why mediate? A claimant’s guide to the pros and cons of mediation”. In it he gave an interesting view of mediation for the sector and one which I would largely...

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How Should Press Complaints be Mediated?

In the wake of the News of The World ‘phone hacking’ scandal at the end of last week and in defense of itself in the face of criticism from political leaders in Westminster, the UK’s Press Complaints Commission (PCC) cited the fact that it had...

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How to See the Blind-Spot in Negotiations

As mediators we are all too familiar with the point in our negotiations where one or both parties find it impossible to make a deal because they either cannot see the weaknesses in their own case, or conversely they cannot appreciate the strengths of their...

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Tough Times for News Corp

At CEDR we know that conflict can, and does, come from anywhere in working life. This has certainly been true for News Corporation in the UK (and its companies News International and BSkyB) which in the last months has turned from news reporter and entertainer to...

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Playing the Spending Review Blame Game

As mediators we frequently see people trying to blame someone else for what went wrong in their case. And whilst this focus is not always helpful in finding a settlement to a dispute, we know that blame is an inevitable part of human nature which needs to be...

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