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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice
Expanding the critical perspective of justice to suggest restorative processes and ADR as tools for reparation.
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Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard

Homeless man acquitted after smashing Uber Prius with skateboard | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
A San Francisco man who smashed an Uber driver’s windshield by hurling a skateboard into the moving Prius was acquitted at trial by a jury that found he acted in self-defense, the city public defender’s office said. [...] testimony from the defendant and cell phone video that appeared to back up his account of the confrontation, led to his acquittal Friday, his attorney said. “As a crime victim, Mr. Knaak deserved every bit of the police response and protection that would have been afforded to
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Another example of a case that could have benefited from some dispute resolution skills on the part of the officer(s).

In some cases, officers should take a coach role and act as nothing more than a mediator; but in other cases like this one, the officer may be tasked with a med-arbitrator role where ultimately he or she will be forced to make a decision one way or the other.

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Leadership Summits That Work

Leadership Summits That Work | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
How to stop putting your top people to sleep
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1. Assign clear roles with clear authority

2. Define a clear set of objectives for the summit by starting with the right questions

3. Start the conversation before anyone leaves home

--pre-summit survey of the participants

4. Design the summit around the objectives and coordinate the content

5. Engage participants in the issues in the days leading up to the summit

--7-10 days before provide reading material focusing on the objectives

--include only the minimal amount to set up discussions planned for the event (60 minutes reading max)

--an orientation webcast is also a good way to engage participants

During the summit:

6. Pay attention to the pace & rhythm of the meeting

7. Allow for flexibility within sessions

8. Improve the quality and effectiveness of top-down communication

--submit questions at end of Day 1

9. Use high- and low-tech approaches to capture the thinking of participants and communicate it upward

10. Make sure ideas flow across the meeting to lay the groundwork for genuine collaboration afterward

After the summit:

11. Create succinct materials for attendees to take home

12. Ensure that all commitments made at the summit--up, down, and across organizations are kept.

13. Continue the conversation

--conduct a post-survey to see if goals were fulfilled; solicit input on improvements

--repeat pre-meeting survey questions

 

 

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Developer curses at man on subway, meets him again in job interview - CNET

Developer curses at man on subway, meets him again in job interview - CNET | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Technically Incorrect: A Python developer gets on a London subway, shoves a man and lobs a nasty F bomb. Later that day, the developer gets a surprise, as the man is interviewing him for a job.
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5 Priorities HR Can’t Ignore in 2015 | CEB Blogs

5 Priorities HR Can’t Ignore in 2015 | CEB Blogs | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Anyone who works in a global company doesn't need to be told that their job has changed enormously in the past few years. The number of people they work with, the amount of information they use to make decisions, their day-to-day tasks, and the technology they use have all been revolutionized. Unsurprisingly, this means HR's role must change too.
Rob Duke's insight:

A little more H.R. value added...

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Your HR Department Hates You: How Corporate Overseers Exploit Workers

Your HR Department Hates You: How Corporate Overseers Exploit Workers | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
HR culture is killing innovation and dehumanizing the workplace.
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Mostly hyperbole, but call it the opposition.  What are the arguments  in support of HR?  Can we live without it?

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Survey Examines, What Do Employees Think About Leadership Ethics?

The survey concluded that employee perceptions of leaders are shaped by three main factors. And, surprisingly, that direct supervisors can impact ethics just as much as CEOs.

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Employee perceptions of leaders are shaped by three main factors –According to the report, these are: 1) The overall character of leaders as experienced through personal interactions. 2) How senior managers handle crises. 3) The policies adopted by leadership to manage the company.

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The Tyranny of the Police Org Chart | Police Business Advisor

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He should read Chester Barnard's classic: The Functions of the Executive (He probably has).  The leader's function is: a. establish the mission; b. the values by which we will accomplish the mission; and c. push out obstacles/find resources.

Barnard goes on to admonish leaders to find their superiors and put them in the right positions in the organization and then get out of their way.

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How to Deal with a Slacker Coworker

How to Deal with a Slacker Coworker | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Don’t:

Get caught up in the issue — if it’s not affecting your productivity, it’s not your problem to fix
Tell your boss without giving your colleague more than one chance to improve
Use an accusatory tone — approach the conversation with curiosity
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Everybody Hates a Micromanager

Everybody Hates a Micromanager | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
There are few things worse that working under the thumb of a micromanager who tries to control not just "what" you do, but "how" you do it. Back off, man! I got this!
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Great audio resource.

 

Nobody likes a micromanager, but an attentive boss can be a blessing.

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How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Leadership doesn’t mean having all the answers.

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When Senior Managers Won’t Collaborate

When Senior Managers Won’t Collaborate | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Lessons from professional services firms
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Think You Can Lead Without a Vision? Think Again

Think You Can Lead Without a Vision? Think Again | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Think you can lead without a vision? Think again. Leadership is about going somewhere. How do you know where you're going without a clear vision?

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 17, 8:57 AM

A leader without a vision to serve is in danger of becoming self-serving.

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Deric's MindBlog: How to bridge the respective bubbles of our ideological tribes?

Deric's MindBlog: How to bridge the respective bubbles of our ideological tribes? | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
A number of recent mindblog posts have engaged the issue of the individual versus the collective good (for example, here, here, and here), a creative tension that has been central in human evolution. This has led me to mull a bit about the current apparent drift in the direction of more extreme individualism and rejection of the state’s concern for common interests.

I sometimes feel guilty for not being more evangelistic about promoting a rational scientific ideology that encompasses creationists, conservatives, and libertarians in a more broad evolutionary view, I wonder how it might be possible to induce these groups to admit a broader swath of reality than they currently seem willing to engage.

Concrete personal steps I might take? The expression of my ideas or those of others in writing is relatively easy, that is what this blog is about.

The problem is that MindBlog exists as one instance in the array of similarly minded sites that largely mirror each other’s views. I suspect that it is quite invisible to those following websites that deal with Creationism , conservatism, the libertarian or tea party movements that extoll individualism, etc. Those sites, in turn, are unlikely to be viewed by followers of atheist, agnostic, skeptic, or humanist sites more sympathetic to collective views of the individual in society.

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7 Reasons Why Empathy Is Important in a Relationship

7 Reasons Why Empathy Is Important in a Relationship | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Why is empathy so important?

If everyone in the world could empathize with each other, the world truly would be a better place.

 

It is understandable that hoping for worldwide empathy is a long shot, so why not start slow and learn to empathize with your significant other?

 

Here are 7 glaring reasons why empathy is very important in a relationship, and why you should be practicing this virtue.

 

#1 Bridge the divide. ...

#2 Give each other attention. ...

#3 Bring out the positive. ...

#4 Compassion is practiced....

#5 Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes...

#6 It teaches patience....

#7 Work on your flaws...


Self-awareness and a non judgmental attitude is needed before you can properly empathize with someone. Look within yourself and find the strength to be less selfish and more understanding and you are well on your way to connecting better with your loved ones.

 By Lianne Choo


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How to Coach, According to 5 Great Sports Coaches

How to Coach, According to 5 Great Sports Coaches | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Advice from Sir Alex Ferguson, Bill Parcels, Bill Walsh, Joe Girardi, and Bela Karolyi.
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The Problem with Being Too Nice

The Problem with Being Too Nice | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Don’t confuse being liked with being a good leader.
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How to Really Pay for Performance:Something to Show your CEO? - The Human Resources Social Network

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Just a few things H.R. is good for....

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Obama to Intervene in Dispute at West Coast Ports

Obama to Intervene in Dispute at West Coast Ports | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
At the president’s request, the secretary of labor will travel to California to “meet with the parties to urge them to resolve their dispute quickly at the bargaining table,” according to a White House spokesman.
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How Leaders Should React When Someone Disappoints

How Leaders Should React When Someone Disappoints | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Four things to do before you lose your temper.
Rob Duke's insight:

1. Take a breath;

2. Decide on the outcome you want;

3. Don't make people feel scared or punished;

4. Choose a response that will achieve the outcome from 2.

 

 

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An Effective Way To Apologize

An Effective Way To Apologize | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Apologies can be one of the more difficult things to do. That's why I'm going to show you an effective way to apologize. You're going to love it.

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The art of giving an sincere and genuine apology is difficult. Here are some great suggestions on how to do it in an authentic manner.



(From the article): I think this is a very effective way of apologizing and I’m going to begin working towards these steps as I make mistakes and need to apologize to those I lead and serve. While I may not be perfect and I may not succeed every time, I will make progress and that’s why I wanted to share this message today.

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Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Don’t be sneaky.
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4 Stories Great Leaders Tell To Engage Their People

4 Stories Great Leaders Tell To Engage Their People | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it

What makes a story so engaging that it changes a person’s behavior?


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What makes a story so engaging that it changes a person’s behavior? Leaders need to zero in on the right kind of storytelling in order to engage their teams. 

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You Might Be the Reason Your Employees Aren’t Changing

You Might Be the Reason Your Employees Aren’t Changing | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Three mistakes managers make.
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Lecturing not interviewing;

Motivating not enabling;

Focusing on the actor and ignoring context.

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The Discipline of Teams

The Discipline of Teams | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it

ershiWhat makes the difference between a team that performs and one that doesn’t?

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Teams share leadership; have individual and mutual accountability, a team purpose, collective work products, encourages open-ended discussions and active problem solving; measures performance, discusses, decides and does real work together.

 

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The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

New research suggests that altruism makes employees more innovative and engaged.
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