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The magic of impartiality

Recently, I took part in a mediation between two senior members of an organisation. Despite one working for the other, neither of them had spoken to each other for several months. Having met both parties individually, my co-mediator and I were concerned about the possibility that a joint meeting between them, might make things worse. Each individual was citing examples of where the unwritten contract between them had been ridden over roughshod. There didn’t seem to be a genuine willingness from either side to enter into the process with an open mind, the only common ground seemed to be their desire to ignore it and hope it would go away. How did I find myself sitting under unforgivin

Why I am banning the word sexist - in the age of metoo

A frequent interaction between my kids will go something like this: Girl: ‘boys don't work as hard as girls’. boy: ‘that’s sexist’. Me: ‘That’s lazy’. They have been taught to react (loudly) to what they perceive as unfair. The metoo movement is rightly about bringing abysmal conduct to the fore – denouncing it clearly; and judging it. But most of the time, we are not dealing with harassers and rapists. We are just dealing with people with different points of view. Whether we say it to their faces or behind their back, our appetite to judge others impairs our ability to create dialogue. From dialogue comes understanding and from understanding comes harmony. Surely a worthy goal. Creating har

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