Mediation Ethics Articles
This is a fictional story based on fact, teaching an example about mediation.
In the past week the Internet went ablaze with news reports of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao’s merciless ejection from a Louisville-bound flight.
This is an interview of my business partner, Jack Hamilton and me, about mediation, conflict resolution and our book, Conflict - The Unexpected Gift.
If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?
Mediation does not belong to professionals and specialists only. The mere thought of mediation, its philosophy, mediation’s essence, is for the common good and so the question is: How could mediation become a common good?
When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?
In the past few years Singapore has been busy revising, refining and extending its dispute resolution offerings in cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation.
This article addresses the benefit parties can gain by moving from unrealistic positions toward considering realistic solutions to a dispute.
My mediation skills, honed over many years, make it easy to shift into the role of focus group facilitator.
This article discusses engaging with “the enemy,” building relationships, separating people from the problem, listening to and understanding deeply, finding “win-win” solutions to intractable problems based on interests rather than polarised positions, and accepting and acknowledging our own imperfections.
Peace is, and will continue to be, a pain in the butt.
The desire to be right is deeply seductive and understandable, but it can cause a lot of problems at work
I recently read a Daily Good story about Navajo Indian peacemaking, a seven-step process focused on restoring relationships, a notion the Navajo refer to as “K’e”.
While the exception to mediation confidentiality has a long way to go before it becomes law in California, I sense that the initial work of the CLRC is just about concluded.
Direct engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, using the tools of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, is required.
It is my observation that the bully approach is not effective in mediation, although it may be in court.
In their book, "Designing Your Life," authors Burnett and Evans talk about "gravity problems," things like gravity that you cannot change no matter how hard you try.
Blame is frequently used, whether consciously or unconsciously, in an attempt to assign responsibility for something gone awry.
Individual differences matter. To be of value, mediation has to draw on these differences to elicit how the parties make sense.
President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.
If a person is in crisis, the odds are they feel like something important is missing- control.
This year, I think I have seen more articles on why and how NOT to make New Year’s Resolutions than making them.
While you may already be familiar with the process and its benefits there are a few important facts those considering mediation for a legal issue their business is facing should know.
Not everyone lives the way we do. And just because someone may do things very differently than we might does not mean that what he alleges as happening is false.
Troubled by the corrosive conflict stirred up by the election, I have written a series of posts about how we might move forward constructively, particularly on the personal (as distinct from the political) level.
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