This photo of our first cohort of New Dialogues leaders has been compared to the Apprentice. But unlike that show, characterised by outdated, ‘macho’ attitudes to business and collaboration, this group of dynamic, driven individuals embodies a new and progressive approach to leadership. “Everything I touch turns to sold” and “I think outside the box. […]
About Ben Thomson
If you love rugby then like me, you will love the Lions. Once every four years, players from every nation in the British Isles, from clubs spanning the length and breadth of the land, come together united under one banner, with one purpose – defeat a southern hemisphere rugby giant. “This is your Everest boys”, […]
In April 2017, CEDR launched its flagship negotiation training for individuals, Advanced Negotiation skills. In this Ask an Expert session, we spoke to Felicity Steadman, one of our lead negotiation trainers. Felicity is a full-time negotiator, mediator, facilitator and trainer in dispute resolution skills. She developed her negotiation experience over 25 years in extensive labour […]
From Harvey Spector, the bullish litigator in the American legal drama ‘Suits’ to Theresa May describing herself as a “bloody difficult woman”, everywhere we turn, we are inundated with a confrontational, chest-beating style of negotiation. Recently I attended a CEDR Negotiation Theatre at Lloyd’s Market Association, structured around an insurance negotiation and as well as […]
By Ben Thomson, former participant of the ICC Mediation Competition with Maastricht University and intern with CEDR I was fortunate enough to compete in the 2015 ICC Mediation Competition in Paris representing Maastricht University, Netherlands. Focusing purely on mediation, a major strand of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Paris does not fit the mould of a traditional […]
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