Winning arguments with yourself?

I recently spoke with Roxanne Kerr of Helix Trauma Therapies for her regular podcast. We set out to discuss why conflict occurs. I enjoyed the conversation and I thought I’d share the result.

Initially, we compared our internal and external dialogue, and explored some similarities between internal conflict and an external conflict. We even found the value in walking the opposite way round a field than you normally do!

A hint of winter!

Initially, we compared our internal and external dialogue, and explored some similarities between internal conflict and an external conflict. We even found the value in walking the opposite way round a field than you normally do!

International Mediation Training

Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the privilege to deliver mediation skills training on a number of occasions for the ITCILO, writes Strathes Resolutions Founding Director, Malcolm Currie.

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Legal mediation: time to start talking!

With court business still at a low ebb, there has never been a better time to consider mediation. Find out how online mediation works, where to access it and how you can try it out Impact of COVID-19 on civil business  First, the bad news. Ongoing Government restrictions mean that, for the foreseeable future, we’re […]

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A Day to Remember

28 April each year is International Workers’ Memorial Day (#IWMD20 #IWMD2020) This year International Workers’ Memorial Day has a special poignancy. Like many people, last Thursday I took part in #ClapForCarers joining friends and neighbours, each on own doorsteps, to applaud NHS staff, key workers and carers. These are people for whom the risk of going to work […]

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Looking Beyond Lockdown

It’s the end of our first week in lockdown, so I thought I’d share my reflections on how I, and my business, are being affected. The most significant impact for me of the Covid-19 outbreak hit 3 weeks ago with the cancellation of the ITCILO training I was due to be delivering in Kiev this […]

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Governing Change at Work

There has been a lot of discussion about corporate governance in recent years, even more about the place of the workforce within that.  With that in mind, an article in City A.M. caught my eye this week. What I found particularly interesting in it is Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England, widening […]

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Taking Mediation to the Next Level

About a year ago, Founding Director of Strathesk Resolutions, Malcolm Currie, undertook to take his mediation to the next level. Sounds good! But what on Earth does it mean? Read on to find his explanation… “Well, the starting point for me was to go through the CEDR Mediation Skills Training course. That’s not to say […]

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Lessons from staying in the middle

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Taking a Long Look at Yourself…

One of the disciplines that underpins mediation is the benefit that comes from reflecting on how a recent process has run. But it’s a habit that can have much wider benefits. How well prepared was I? What went well, that I might want to repeat? Is there anything that I can learn and improve for […]

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Reflections from Tbilisi

I spent the second week of April in Tbilisi, Georgia, delivering training on Conciliation of Collective Labour Disputes*.  As with all training courses, and journeys to other countries, I learnt a huge amount from the trip, so I thought I’d reflect on the key points through this blog-post. Vocabulary I’ve had numerous conversations in recent […]

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