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Article: The Man on My Right

Peter Nixon is asked for negotiation advice by the senior adviser to the Ayatollah of Iran. Six years later negotiations between Iran and the USA remains a key issue for both countries. The world needs Iran to rejoin the family of nations.

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Article: Dialogue Gap - from HR Magazine

I coined the term 'Dialogue Gap' to suggest that at a time when the world needs more dialogue we're actually getting worse at it. Conversing is the heart of dialogue and is best done face-to-face. I define communication as sending information and dialogue as thinking together. Communication and dialogue are not the same and communication should not be used in place of dialogue. Although dialogue starts with communication, many situations need more than just communication to achieve optimal outcomes. If you try to resolve situations needing dialogue by using transmission-style communication, you usually just make things worse.

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Article - Without Doubt Trust Each Other - Lessons from Hiroshima

On the 4th of July 2008, US national day and my father’s 85th birthday, I was given the opportunity to dialogue with Emiko Okada-san, one of the few remaining survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on the City of Hiroshima. My work had taught me that dialogue, not bombs and aggression, was where the optimal outcomes would eventually be found for the problems of today. I had learned that killing made dialogue a whole lot harder so I sought out the chance to meet Emiko Okada because I felt her personal story somehow made her so much more credible as an international spokesperson for dialogue.

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ArticlePeter Nixon