mediation history

24 03, 2011

Independence: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

By |2019-03-14T01:06:54-07:00March 24th, 2011|mediation history, Pyschological Research and negotiations|Comments Off on Independence: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

One of the advantages of having a mediator is the fact that the mediator is neutral and not so closely connected to the case. A recent study has confirmed this concept by showing that people who solve problems for others are more creative than those who are thinking of solutions for themselves.

15 02, 2011

The Fall of Singapore — Can You Negotiate When You Are Weak?

By |2019-08-01T23:20:59-07:00February 15th, 2011|mediation history, negotiation|Comments Off on The Fall of Singapore — Can You Negotiate When You Are Weak?

Today, 69 years ago, the island of Singapore fell into Japanese hands based upon the unconditional surrender of British Forces. The surrender was the the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. About 80,000 British, Australian and Indian troops became prisoners of war, joining 50,000 taken by the Japanese in the Malayan campaign. Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill called thefall of Singapore to the Japanese the "worst disaster" and "largest capitulation" in British history.

7 02, 2011

You Dare to Bring Me This News, Messenger. This is Sparta!!!!!!!!!!!!

By |2019-08-01T23:30:25-07:00February 7th, 2011|mediation history|Comments Off on You Dare to Bring Me This News, Messenger. This is Sparta!!!!!!!!!!!!

In some sense, mediators are simply messengers in a war of the parties. They send and interpret a message from one side to the other. And we all know sometimes what can happen to the messenger. Well I thought I might briefly look at the origin of the phrase, "Don't shoot [or kill] the messenger."