Monthly Archives: April 2011

More on Civil Society Forum – launch and planning event #2

More on the Civil Society Forum (CSF) launch from Founders and Supporters… – Aidan Ward, CSF Co-Founder: I felt that there was serious commitment in the room, a valid response to John Carlisle’s description of the current challenge as a “perfect… Continue reading

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Civil Society Forum: successful launch

Yesterday’s launch of the Civil Society Forum surpassed expectations. It is already being positively reported on thirdsector.co.uk From a standing start five weeks ago, we bravely – if not madly- committed ourselves to a launch on Wednesday 20th A… Continue reading

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Collaboration paper on CSR and sustainability wins excellence award

Collaborative Strategies Networks members Alan Murray, Kathryn Haynes and Lucian Hudson have won a prestigious award. Their peer-reviewed paper “Collaborating to achieve corporate social responsibility and sustainability?: Possibilities and proble… Continue reading

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Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats for Marie Curie Cancer Care

A good friend and colleague, John McDonald, knows Martin, who last year lost his mother through cancer. Trish had been diagnosed with skin cancer out of the blue. She died only 5 weeks later. This sponsorship message has gone out: Trish was a beau… Continue reading

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The bonus myth: paying people for results often doesn’t boost performance

Congratulations to Nic Fleming and the New Scientist on this week’s article (page 42, 9th April 2011). It challenges the almost unquestioned dogma – swallowed by most economists, human resource professionals, headhunters and consultants – that peo… Continue reading

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Restorative Justice: Letter in today’s Times

1. Letter in today’s Times: www.restorativejustice.org.uk/news/30_prominent_people_across_society_sign_le… and www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12967790 2. Session on Justice sponsored by Liberal Judaism at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival (I am s… Continue reading

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Richard Goldstone, and other examples of improving dialogue

Interesting reading this weekend: 1. Richard Goldstone in The Washington Post: “We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the fact-finding mission appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council … Continue reading

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One of my favourite philosophers: Hilary Putnam – on how not to solve ethical problems

My work on collaboration has in part been inspired by how society faces a conceptual and practical test in tackling “wicked problems” (see Chapter 5 of my report, “The Enabling State: Collaborating for Success” http://www.cstoneglobal.com/enabling… Continue reading

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