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Is Conflict Enjoyable?

Recently I came across an advertisement for conflict management and mediation training which described the training as entertaining and funny and the trainer described conflict as “enjoyable”.

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Is Conflict Enjoyable?
( Posted in: Workplace Mediations )

A Context for Providing Feedback

This week I conducted a restorative mediation involving a staff member who has worked in the same profession (albeit in different organisations) for nearly 50 years.

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A Context for Providing Feedback
( Posted in: HR Consulting )

How do you know if you might offend someone?

To make sense of our experience, it is human nature to think in polarities – right/wrong, good/bad, yes/no, night/day, sharp/blunt, close/far, scarcity/abundance, and so on. However this penchant to polarised thinking also limits our perceptions.

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How do you know if you might offend someone?
( Posted in: HR Consulting )

Taking Sides (or Not)

The same experience was the high and low point of my legal career

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Taking Sides (or Not)
( Posted in: Workplace Mediations )

Authenticity at work - Our humanness in the workplace

In a restorative mediation process, people will often describe some of the challenges they have recently faced in their personal lives. They then might explain to me that they don’t let who they are at home affect who they are at work.

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Authenticity at work - Our humanness in the workplace
( Posted in: Workplace Mediations )
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"As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didnít leave the bitterness and hatred behind, l'd still be in prison"
- Nelson Mandela
How We Use This Principle