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A plea for early dispute resolution; will settlement agreements help?

June 14th, 2013

I have been involved in a few cases recently (and more than I care to remember in the past) where long-standing, previously well-respected and high performing individuals have been exited following serious allegations raised against them. The allegations have come without warning and in some cases with little real… Read more »

Why bother with Workplace Mediation; too soft and fluffy?

May 9th, 2013

In the current economic climate there are more important things to worry about; right? Wrong; the cost of unresolved workplace conflict is staggering and effective mediation or conflict management can improve the bottom line. The Rise of Workplace Conflict There is little doubt that workplace conflict is on… Read more »

Choices for work and life; how employers are facing the challenges

April 10th, 2013

In association with Insight and Quantum I facilitated two breakfast round table events  with employers to discuss the challenges faced by the changing demographics of the workforce, how these are impacting and what action employers are taking. We have captured their thoughts and experiences below.

The Importance of Being Clueless

April 4th, 2013

This is one of the eight habits in Sahar Hashemi’s book, Switched On (1). I had the privilege to hear Sahar speak recently at a LMW event. Sahar told her personal story of how she and her brother created and built Cafe Republic and identified some of the lessons and insights that… Read more »

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