Just posted today is Expanding the Mediation Pie by Michael Leathes, Director of The International Mediation Institute;
"As professionals gingerly tiptoe on the road out of recession, their travel bags need to be packed with new gear. Considered unfashionable in the past, the winds of economic hardship have blown in former style icons. Left on a hanger in the Old Economy are the hackneyed notions of “s/he who dares, wins”, “no risk, no reward” and Dum Pendet Rendet. Replacing them are 10 powerful drivers of politics,business and society - Responsibility, Transparency, Authenticity, Trustworthiness, Certainty, Competency, Humility, Sustainability, Simplicity and Frugality. If leading stakeholders in the field embrace them all, mediation will grow, everyone will gain." [read more]
Geoff is author of the award winning blog mediator blah...blah... a mediation blog experiment in reflective practice and the Mediation vBlog Project, a kind of mediation genome project by video blog.