Category Archives: Houston Mediation and Arbitration

Finding the “SD” in Mediation

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“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do”. (Isaac Asimov) Mediators who do not allow the principle of self-determination to guide the mediation’s outcome will risk seeing that mediation fail. Mr. Mark Baer, a mediator who writes interesting articles, posted a recent study about mediation and shared it with us on his […]

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Mediation is not Surrender

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I recently read an interesting article in one of the mediation blogs I follow. In that article was a phrase that caught my attention, which reads, in part, “when parties agree to mediate, the search for solutions is not a sign of weakness”. This phrase brought home in a simple way the challenge all mediators face. Once you have done this […]

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Is Your Integrity Intact?

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Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams our second president, was his intellectual equal. They wrote each other frequently when they were apart because they trusted each other’s judgement.  In one of her letters she wrote, in part, “…How difficult the task to quench the fire and the pride of private ambition, and to sacrifice ourselves and all our hopes […]

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