Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Mediator and the Hare: Story Telling in Mediation

Story telling is a fundamental part of human interaction.  From early on, humans communicated through stories.  They taught lessons through stories, and they experienced life through stories.  Take a look at all religious books — The Bible, the Bhagvad Gita, etc — and they are all stories with a purpose. Behavioral psychologist Susan M. Weinschenk Ph.D. notes: Research [...] Continue reading

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UQC Dispute Resolution

Here is a simple method of dispute resolution.  Watch the video to learn a method of how to handle a dispute.
UQC Dispute Resolution

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Two different mediators – Moses and Jesus – and the Place of One

I was reading a Scriptural passage this week as part of my daily meditation.  The passage was about two mediators – Moses and Jesus (Galatians 3:13-22).  It’s a bit risky to write about mediation and meditation in the same post as they often get … Continue reading

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The Imbibing Idiot

Most people in mediation don’t fully realize that many — if not all– of the issues that are in question — liability, damages, cause, effect, consequences, good faith, ability to perform, etc..are affected by the perception that is created throughout the litigation and mediation.  The reality is that perception is reality, not the other way [...] Continue reading

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