The Mediation Times


Intention and effects – it’s not about blame

April 19, 2011

Tweet Sometimes our intentions don’t quite have the effects that we expected. Nevertheless, our intentions do have an influence on the effects as in the visual illustrations below. It is a conundrum: we can never have total control of the outcome: we only have possibility for consistent behaviour which builds trust and can be a [...]

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The Entrepreneur Equation – where were you when I needed you?

February 15, 2011

Tweet Carol Roth’s new book The Entrepreneur Equation has just found a special place on my very small shelf of un-put-downable books. I have read it cover to cover and here is my one sentence take on it: Carol Roth has achieved the impossible: she has made ‘pull no punches reality testing’ exciting and inspiring. [...]

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Fairly Legal – A Watershed for mediation?

January 23, 2011

Tweet This week saw the broadcast of a new US TV show called Fairly Legal. It features a rather gorgeous young woman called Kate who has given up being a lawyer to become a full-time mediator. Kate is simultaneously at odds with her stepmother who is trying to keep the family law firm in business [...]

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Mediation meets the Hatfields and the McCoys

January 19, 2011

Tweet Good luck to the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators with their video entry in the ABA mediation video competition. The entry date for the competition has passed and winners will be announced on 25 February 2011. I particularly like the bit where the women tell the chaps they have to stop the feud! To [...]

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New Cafe Mediate Podcast – Special Festive Edition

December 15, 2010

Tweet For those of you who have been looking forward to the next Cafe Mediate podcast – here it is! This edition is also a video podcast which you can watch below or at Jeff’s website . You will find the audio version at it’s usual home on iTunes. With Jeff Thompson and Amanda Bucklow [...]

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If you missed this… “If you are not there, you’re not there to know you are not there.”

December 4, 2010

Tweet This is a great podcast (18mins) and rather timely as I have had a week where the weather in England has turned many into ‘automatons’! We are hopeless when it snows. Dr Ellen Langer from the NeuroLeadership Summit in Boston 30 October 2010

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This caught my eye – Business round-up

December 4, 2010

Tweet Twitter is great for getting a wide selection of information on many topics from all over the world. If I don’t have time to read the articles, I send a DM to my Evernote account so I can catch up later. Here are a few items which really caught my eye and are worth [...]

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The people who cross your path…

December 3, 2010

Tweet There are times when you just don’t feel inspired to write. I have had a patch like that and so my blog has been a bit thin for new material.  Then I reconnected with someone I admire. About 5 years ago I went to an evening seminar in London given by a guy name [...]

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Art and peace

October 26, 2010

Tweet One of my favourite themes is the connection between art and mediation. It is the artist that works to convey so much in a short space of time or ‘canvas’ and as mediators, we work hard to achieve the same. This came via a recommendation of someone to follow on Twitter and my curiosity [...]

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Mediation Business Summit – Days 2 and 3 – straight talking and raising the bar.

September 22, 2010

Tweet Day 2 on Friday was another really fantastic day with our remarkable speakers Phil Gerbyshak, Denise Wakeman and Carol Roth. We had a great start with Phil speaking about his personal take on networking. This is possibly one of the most nuanced and intensely personal marketing activities but Phil made it easy to check in [...]

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