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Peacemaking 501: ‘Humility’ A mediator’s greatest strength (Part 2)

Griffith, Jay
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) VORP News 18 (February): 1-2.

Continuing his thoughts on humility as a key quality for mediators (see the January 2000 issue of VORP News), Griffith explores ways to mediate with humility. He emphasizes three basic principles: (1) visualize the process; (2) have a clear commitment to being constructive and cooperative; and (3) uphold the ground rules of mediation. Adhering to these principles can make it possible for a person to serve through mediation – that is, to be a facilitator rather than a decision-maker.


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