The Power of Apology

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In my experience, apologies in business or civil litigation mediation are the exception not the rule.  There may be good reasons for this but you should never underestimate the potential of a good apology for reaching a resolution.   Amongst the recent revelations coming from #MeToo the story of Dan Harmon and Megan Ganz did not make a lot of …

Bob MeynardieThe Power of Apology

Guided Choice: Restoring the Promise of Mediation

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An earlier post briefly described a new form of dispute resolution called Guided Choice Mediation. That post described the seven core principles of Guided Choice. You can read that post by clicking here. In this post and those that follow we will explore how Guided Choice works and why I believe it has the potential to significantly increase the value …

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Guide Choice Mediation: Nuts and Bolts

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This post is part of our Guided Choice Mediation series, where we explore what it is, why it improves on traditional mediation, and how it works. Guided Choice Mediation is an evolving process that expands and builds on more common place facilitated settlement conferences. Even a cursory review of Guided Choice principles demonstrates its potential to facilitate early resolution of …

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Alternatives to Traditional Mediation

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Resolving commercial and construction disputes is expensive. According to one source, 98% of commercial disputes are resolved prior to trial or arbitration. However, most are not resolved until the parties have spent an enormous amount of time, energy, and money on discovery and motions. Even worse, the parties are usually unable to continue a working relationship after this warfare. Fortunately, …

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