Are Protected Disclosures the new Bullying complaint?

Are Protected Disclosures the new Bullying complaint?

Brendan is a Fellow of the CIPD as well as an Advanced Practitioner and Accredited Trainer in the Mediators Institute of Ireland. Based in Dublin, Brendan works across Ireland and the UK and has noticed that many of the HR issues and problems are quite similar across...
The Berth of a Marinero

The Berth of a Marinero

Imagine you are in the Canaries, sailing around the Eastern Isles.  You’ve successfully sailed into Las Palmas, It’s 4 pm, and you’re keen to moor and go for that beer, as well as sit on a “heads” that isn’t swaying!  You radio in requesting a berth – no reply, after...
Couples Coaching for 2017 – The case of Clive and Romaine Smith, an excellent example of how some timely talking and listening can help save a relationship. This example also demonstrates that couples coaching is about practicalities and problem solving. Not so much “Heaven knows I’m miserable now” as “Heaven can see we are working together”.

Couples Coaching for 2017 – The case of Clive and Romaine Smith, an excellent example of how some timely talking and listening can help save a relationship. This example also demonstrates that couples coaching is about practicalities and problem solving. Not so much “Heaven knows I’m miserable now” as “Heaven can see we are working together”.

Clive and Romaine Smith have been together for a little over 15 years and were married 14 years ago. They have three children, Clive Junior, Max and Marcus aged 13, 10 and 9. Max has recently been diagnosed with what the family GP, Dr Dalziel, terms “severe...
Two’s company, three’s a crowd!

Two’s company, three’s a crowd!

This article was first published in The Mediation Journal. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Journal’s editor, Hannah Randolph. Mediating workplace disputes with multiple parties is a different prospect from the more usual two-party process....