Category Archives: Houston Mediation and Arbitration

Persuasion – Does it apply in a Mediated Dispute?

A recent article discussed in Mediate.com focused on the notion of “persuasion”, and whether it should be encouraged or discouraged in the course of mediation. The article rightly pointed out that many practitioners see the use of persuasion as a negative that can seriously compromise a mediator’s neutrality. The focus of the article centered on its impact within different mediation […]

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In Pursuit of Absolutes

The title of my monthly newsletter is Putting It in Context.  In the letter I look at conflict, its causes, and the affect it has on companies, organizations, and individuals. The letter looks at the tools and techniques for dealing with conflict, and how I use them in my work. I write about ethics as this is a core principle […]

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Beware the Ides of March

The Danger of Making Assumptions In business, as in life, we all make assumptions about people and events, and we do this because we believe the assumptions to be true. We take it personally when our assumptions are shown to be false. We often make assumptions to avoid the appearance of being ignorant or to avoid showing a lack of […]

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