By Steven G. Mehta I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. Thomas A. Edison [...]
By Steven G. Mehta I recently read about an interesting concept called a pre-mortem for a business venture. A pre-mortem [...]
By Steven G. Mehta I recently came across some quotes from Thomas Edison and I thought it would be interesting [...]
One of the key things that a mediator can provide for clients is the ability to think creatively. Indeed, some would say that a mediator’s ability to be creative is one of the key traits to being an effective mediator. Creativity, however, doesn’t necessarily mean painting the Mona Lisa. Instead, for mediators, creativity means thinking out of the box to work towards a resolution. It does not mean, finding a resolution, but merely working towards it. I recently found a post by blogger, Brian Clark, who writes on copywriting on the web. His article is entitled, Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking? I think this list is quite helpful to keep in mind, as a mediator. He has listed the mental blocks, which I will provide you, and then I will discuss my thoughts regarding mediation.
By Steven G. Mehta How do you negotiate the Israel-Palestine problem? What about North Korea? Well a recent book by [...]
By Steven G. Mehta As many of you know, I am a big proponent of the IPAD. Last Friday, the [...]
By Steven G. Mehta Recently, I had a mediation where it became patently obvious that the case had been set [...]