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The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is an independent, non-profit organisation with a mission to cut the cost of conflict and create choice and capability in dispute prevention and resolution. www.cedr.com

The Times they are a Changin’

When trawling the annals of the internet, you never know what you will find. But, every so often you stumble across a gem. Buried in the BBC archives, my scattershot googling led me to this: The Search for Agreement – Mediation (2000) on the BBC World Service, Global...

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Big Projects, Big Disputes – Bring in the Mediators

71 countries across 4 continents. 65% of the world’s population. 1/3 of Global GDP. 4 – 8 trillion USD overall investment. These are just a handful of the eye-watering numbers associated with one of the largest infrastructure and investment projects in history –...

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Are Women Selling Themselves Short in the Workplace?

5 tips for negotiating what you deserve.Negotiation is something professional women do every day and you probably think you’re pretty good at it. I’ll bet you’re great at representing your clients, team or organisation – pulling out all the stops to make sure they get...

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Make your Mediator Match

 Today there are more businesses than ever using mediation to resolve their disputes. The mediation market is constantly growing there are now well over 10,000 mediations taking place annually (more if you include small claims run through schemes for businesses) in...

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No Drama Negotiation Theatre

 From Harvey Spector, the bullish litigator in the American legal drama ‘Suits’ to Theresa May describing herself as a “bloody difficult woman”, everywhere we turn, we are inundated with a confrontational, chest-beating style of negotiation.Recently I attended a CEDR...

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Acquiring the Skills to Handle Disputes

A previous survey undertaken by CEDR into corporate habits with regard to dispute handling – internally and externally - revealed that few managers, only 37 per cent, feel trained to cope with business conflict. Furthermore, and rather tellingly, it suggests that...

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Mediation – The Remedy for Sick Negotiations

In effect, mediation is the medicine for ailing negotiation – inherently any situation that can be negotiated can be mediated. But perhaps the real power of mediation skills come when they are used as prevention and not just cure for any potential discord or...

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Mediating Tax Disputes: Global Developments

Over the last number of years, mediation has increasingly become recognised as an efficient and effective process for resolving tax disputes. In this article, CEDR Ireland’s Practice Manager Nicola White explores recent developments in this field.Historically, tax...

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Are you more emotionally intelligent than Starbucks?

So far 2013 has not been a vintage year for “the big corporation”. Starbucks, Amazon and Google have all faced scrutiny and public opprobrium  over their tax payment arrangements, while Tesco, Findus and even Ikea saw a backlash after varying levels of horsemeat...

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Buzzwords – Drowning Out Effective Communication?

How do you feel about buzzwords? Jargon? “Estate Agentese”?  Roy  Greenslade at the Guardian says that journalists, at least, are “often  amused, sometimes irritated and even occasionally enraged by the  attempts to engage their attention by PR...

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Becoming an Excellent Mediator

When Facing Opposite Choices, It’s All a Question of Balance The excellent mediator must answer the challenges posed throughout by the participants’ behaviours and the content of the mediation, and it is the extent to which balance is achieved at every...

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The Perks of Not Being a Lawyer

A friend asked me this week why I did not want to be a lawyer, since I’d make more money while basically doing the same thing and dealing with the same cases I am now. I had a million reasons why but she did not really seem to grasp my reasoning until I told her...

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