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  • Intellectual Property and Alternative Dispute Resolution

    9 November 2018

    How not to be “stultified by the dead hand of unresolved litigation”This article is about why alternative dispute resolution (ADR)…
  • Consensus Building, Part 3

    9 November 2018

    The CBA participantsA Consensus Building Approach (CBA) is only as good as its participants. In a majority rules process there…
  • Consensus Building, Part 2: Deciding if the process suits your dispute

    9 November 2018

    Before a Consensus Building Approach (CBA) can be put into effect, somebody needs to identify the issue that needs to…
  • Consensus Building

    9 November 2018

    Introduction to a different way of facilitating outcomesOne of the issues I often raise when presenting on mediation and dispute…
  • Embracing Diversity

    3 August 2018

    Part 5 – Negotiating with diversityDiversity is often considered in terms of cultural, religious and racial diversity. For the purposes…
  • Embracing Diversity

    3 August 2018

    Part 4 — Celebrate our differencesGlobalisation should mean heterogeneity not homogeneity. Instead of creating a single, boring global village we…
  • Embracing Diversity

    3 August 2018

    Part 3 – Why are we different?Humans are diverse and different; a collection of individuals inhabiting the planet and all…
  • Embracing Diversity

    3 August 2018

    Part 2 — The unity behind diversityHumans are a diverse, different, collection of individuals inhabiting the planet, competing for our…
  • Embracing Diversity

    3 August 2018

    Part 1 — IntroductionThe issue of diversity is both a huge challenge and a great opportunity.Cultural diversity in particular is…
  • Embracing Diversity

    3 August 2018

    Part 6 – Culture and decision-making – Individualism versus CollectivismThe final issue we will consider in our study of diversity…
  • Changing the way we argue: Part 3 – Arguments-as-war and mediation

    2 February 2018

    The current adversarial dispute resolution paradigm has significantly constrained the way that mediation has developed. Let’s look at some examples.The…
  • Changing the way we argue: Part 2 – Why go to war?

    2 February 2018

    The current paradigm for dispute resolution is litigation – a rights-based adversarial model that reflects an "argument-as-war" metaphor. This paradigm…
  • Changing the way we argue: Part 1 – Our approach to conflict

    2 February 2018

    Conflict is not intrinsically negative, and may be the precursor to both constructive and positive change. The context in which…
  • Changing the way we argue: Part 4 – Connected mediation in action

    2 February 2018

    The argument-as-war metaphor and the one-day mediation are problematic methods for resolving disputes – but what do we replace them…
  • "I’m not biased, they are"

    6 October 2017

    “Yet he hath ever but slenderly known himself,” says Regan to Goneril of their father Lear, before they set about…

Last updated on the 14th June 2017