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What’s in a name: Balancing a Fair Process with Cultural Norms

What’s in a name: Balancing a Fair Process with Cultural Norms

In Pakistan it is normal to refer to older men who have some status in the community as ‘shahib’ after using their name. This term denotes respect and a certain amount of deference, and is completely normal in conversational and professional contexts.  It is important to note that there is no similar term used for […]

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Taking the longer term view: Building in Sustainability of Mediation Development

Taking the longer term view: Building in Sustainability of Mediation Development

One of the downsides of training mediators internationally is that you often do not get to see how they develop; after training even though one may return to the jurisdiction, it is often not possible to track all the mediators that you have trained.  This is also true of those we equip to become local […]

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Stand Up, Speak Up: Embracing Conflict for Positive Results

Stand Up, Speak Up: Embracing Conflict for Positive Results

Apparently, 85% of people in the workplace have ideas and knowledge they are afraid to voice to their bosses or colleagues. This is why Microsoft ‘missed’ the internet back in the 90s and why Google somehow managed to miss the social networking hype. I think it’s safe to say at a great majority of Google’s […]

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Flying can be fun when you reflect…

Flying can be fun when you reflect…

Note:  Written on a plane from Lahore to Dubai – Trust me it’s relevant Ok busy people, here’s the background I, like many people, have several mobile devices, which I check regularly.  I am not entirely sure when this habit started but this now seems almost unbreakable, except in the sanctuary of a plane.  In […]

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It’s good to talk

It’s good to talk

Last week I had a 90 minute telephone conflict coaching session with a lawyer in a remote location on the other side of the world.  The purpose of the call was to provide conflict coaching which is aimed at “unlocking a person’s potential to effectively engage with a specific area of conflict that they are […]

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