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How to make global teams work effectively

Sign up here for the Sheridan Weekly How can we make global teams work more effectively? The further apart we are, the closer we need to be – and feel. Remote leaders and disparate teams, once unusual, are now commonplace. The international perspective of even smaller businesses, allied with new technologies, has made it necessary to work collaboratively across distributed teams. However, […]

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How to help teams burn bright (and not burn out)

How do you get your teams to do more – and not burn out? There are metaphors that teams under pressure tend to use. These are usually about moving faster i.e. “getting ahead” or “staying ahead” or, less positively, about “running to stand still”. It’s not surprising, therefore, that the first response to a challenge faced […]

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A short step away from signing up for the Sheridan Weekly …

The team here at Sheridan Resolutions appreciates that you receive marketing material from many sources but wants to put you on our list to receive the Sheridan Weekly newsletter (dedicated to reasserting humanity in leadership, team performance, executive coaching and mediation) and other news items – and party invites of course! It’s easy – all […]

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The reassertion of humanity in all that we do

The stories in our Sheridan Weekly show that the key to helping business leaders realise their full potential is to strengthen professional relationships and create high-performing workplaces. To do this, any focus on leadership development, team performance, executive coaching and mediation services has to focus on attempting to maintain and improve the fabric of workplace […]

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C³ – leadership for high level engagement – by Martin Wilson

(This post is from Martin Wilson, one of our top team of consultants here at Sheridan Resolutions) Leadership matters. Our world is more complex than ever before, with access to more information than ever before. It’s a complexity and abundance of information that can paralyse and confuse. Organisations need leaders who are agile thinkers, who […]

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Mediation enters a new age

Our thanks to M&G Investments for their recent support for the CMC (Civil Mediation Council) for our “Bullying and Sexual Harassment: Can Mediation help?” conference as we built on the success of the CMC’s Workplace and Employment group’s “Save Time, Save Money, Save Stress” mediation conferences last year. Much has been written recently about bullying […]

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Posted in: Mediation & Conflict Resolution

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“Sorry” needn’t be the hardest word

The power of saying “sorry” is so often understated. An apology is clearly more familiar in some forms of mediation than others. In all circumstances, however, its importance lies in that it represents one of the core reparative opportunities in damaged relations. An apology is not an easy thing to do. While it presents an […]

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Mediation: a cultural shift is underway

At the recent Civil Mediation Council (CMC) annual conference, we tried something very different. The conference was opened up to all fields of mediation in the UK, all mediators, interested organisations, as well as the government and the public. Across all fields of mediation, a strong common theme emerged – that there is a big […]

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How workplace conflict affects business reputation

How a business handles a workplace conflict makes a big difference to employees. There is an important lesson here – that even an adversarial situation can, when handled well, become a reputational opportunity. It may not feel this way initially to those asked to find a way to mediate staff disputes – working to provide […]

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Emotion – the source and salvation of workplace challenges

It’s so important to understand the role that emotions play in the workplace. When employees turn to a mediator to help resolve their legal disputes, they bring not only evidence but also emotions with them. Workplace conflict that leads to anxiety in one employee may promote anger in another – everyone is different. Deciding whether or […]

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