Win a $256M Verdict but Still Lose?

Almost everyone who appears in a commercial mediation I conduct things they are going to win their lawsuit — if they are among the 1.5% or so of cases that actually make it to trial.  People understandably get caught up in the emotion of their case.  Humans...

Conflict Quote — Norman Cousins

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” — Norman Cousins (1915 – 1990), American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate. One of the goals of mediation is to anticipate consequences of the decisions the...

Conflict Quote — Eckhart Tolle

Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson within it, although you may not see it at the time. — Eckhart Tolle (b. 1948), German author and spiritualist     Related posts: Conflict Quote by Sir Thomas More Conflict Quote —...

Conflict Quote — Ella Fitzgerald

“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” — Ella Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996), American Jazz Singer Mediation is a forward-looking process — we worry less about what happened and more about how to...

Conflict Quote — W. R. Inge

“Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.” — W. R. Inge (1860 – 1954), English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Related posts: Conflict Quote by Sir Thomas More...

Conflict Quote — Alice Walker

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker (1944 – ), American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist Mediation is a process that gives all sides a voice in a safe...