The news last week that Liverpool FC staff have been given an ‘unacceptable language guide’ to help combat verbal abuse from fans has got me thinking about how important the words we use really are. Reports say that phrases including “man up”, “don’t be a woman”, “play like a girl” and “that’s gay” are all […]
While the nation welcomed Prince George of Cambridge to the world earlier this month, in June CEDR experienced their own small “special delivery”. Representing nearly 18 months of careful planning, research, crafting and revision CEDR’s latest book, “Effective Conflict Management”, arrived hot off of the press on a grey Friday afternoon. Published by the Institute […]
In nearly 5 years at CEDR I’ve often found it difficult to explain to people what I do and what CEDR does. I’ve held several different roles during my time here, and what I tell people usually changes depending on what part of the business I’m working with most closely at any one time. In […]
The arrival of a new Pope always gets my attention – I was named after Pope Gregory the Great who reigned from 590 to 604. Now Pope Francis has been officially installed in office, and his arrival evokes memories of childhood combined with the realities of my adult working life, and almost every interaction and […]
I thought the Olympic parade that passed through Fleet street (where the CEDR offices are located) would be the highlight of my week. As I looked down from our windows I was especially impressed by the fact that none of the athletes seemed to have forgotten their bright red shoes. You would think that with […]
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