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Carpe Diem

Like many people I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Robin William’s untimely death.  It is always tragic when family and friends have to deal with such a loss and it is certainly very difficult for me to imagine … Continue reading

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Neutral Assessment: another conflict resolution option

Neutral Assessment is a valuable and effective alternative in certain conflict situations; combining some of the advantages of an investigation and a mediation. Neutral Assessment is particularly useful where there are complex HR issues that need to be explored, for … Continue reading

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Take care with words; they matter more than you may think

We all know the nursery rhyme “Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Equally, I am sure that we have all been hurt by words spoken to us and have hurt others by our … Continue reading

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Reframing; moving the picture frame for a different view.

Reframing is a really useful technique that can be used to good effect in workplace mediation and conflict management. It is a tool to help parties to view things in a different way, to open up different view points or to get a … Continue reading

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I should be so lucky

Last night I took part in the CEO Sleep out in Cardiff and had what I think was officially the worst nights sleep ever! It was however for a very good cause and it has really brought home to me how incredibly … Continue reading

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Appearance matters; a story of the wrong trousers.

I had two evening events in my diary last week, a CIPD event and a Cardiff Business Club dinner. In my head the CIPD event was on Wednesday and the dinner on Thursday. It turned out that I was wrong, … Continue reading

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Last Christmas

Life can change in a moment. This was dramatically demonstrated to our family this Christmas.

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7 Leadership lessons from Malky Mackay v Vincent Tan

I am not a football fan but I have been following the events at Cardiff City culminating in the sacking of Malky Mackay with increasing fascination. To me it is interesting as an example (played out in the full glare of the media) of a … Continue reading

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Court v Mediation; my verdict.

I recently had the experience of attending court to give evidence and being subjected to cross-examination. This was probably one of the most daunting experiences of my professional life. Whilst I have plenty of experience of litigation from a solicitors perspective … Continue reading

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It’s all about perspective.

A little while ago I took a photography course. As a result I now irritate my family by taking my camera everywhere I go (particularly on walks)  and (as they say) spend huge amounts of time taking multiple photographs of the same thing. The dog … Continue reading

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