Ranse Howell

Ranse Howell
Ranse Howell is the Mediator and Consultant for The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Where Did YOU Learn to Negotiate?

The next time you board a plane, ask your pilot where he learned how to navigate stormy weather whilst in flight. More than likely, he went through hours upon hours of training dedicated to teaching pilots to handle thunderstorms, turbulence, and the various unknowns...

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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...

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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...

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Negotiating … When Not Quite Awake

The further east I go in the world, the more I find I have to be aware of culture, conflict and methods of effective communication.  I am fortunate to be able to travel to many different places and often find that I have to use less familiar airlines and transit...

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Flying can be fun when you reflect…

Ok busy people, here’s the backgroundI, like many people, have several mobile devices, which I check regularly.  I am not entirely sure when this habit started but this now seems almost unbreakable, except in the sanctuary of a plane.  In fact on my last...

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Negotiating…when not quite awake…

The further east I go in the world, the more I find I have to be aware of culture, conflict and methods of effective communication.  I am fortunate to be able to travel to many different places and often find that I have to use less familiar airlines and transit...

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Learning to speak up effectively

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...

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