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CEDR New Dialogues Programme

Today CEDR launches an exciting new initiative, the CEDR New Dialogues programme.  This is offered to young and emerging leaders in business and the community, and we are inviting applications through self-nomination or recommendations. Starting with an initial – and free-of-charge –  one-day training in advanced skills of facilitating dialogue and managing difficult or contentious […]

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Gorillas in the mist

Counting passes of a basketball. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But there is a famous experiment which shows that many people get so engrossed in a simple task such as counting passes by a group of basketball players that they completely fail to notice the guy in the gorilla suit who walks through the room.  It’s […]

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Deal mediation – Neutral chairing for contract negotiation

A recent report announced that the NHS in England has just had its busiest year in its history with more patients than ever seeking help – over 23 million visits were made to Accident & Emergency in the 12 months to 31 March 2016, a rise of more than 500,000 on the previous year. It […]

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“A Degree in People”: Testing leadership on the cricket pitch

It’s usually red, and weights between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces, so nearly 10% bigger than a baseball.  And it’s harder; it’s coming straight for your head, at anything up to 90 miles an hour.  It’s been deliberately aimed at you; and if this one misses you, the next one probably won’t. For whilst in baseball […]

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When shaking hands means much more

Ruminating on memorable events this year the handshake between the President of the USA and the President of Cuba comes to mind and shows that 2013 is a very different world to the Black Saturday of 27th October 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This historic moment at the already momentous occasion of Nelson Mandela’s […]

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