Monthly Archives: May 2017

New Congressman Apologizes for Assault

Greg Gianforte won a special election yesterday for Congressman from Montana. His acceptance speech last night included an apology for assaulting a reporter the day before. “When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it. That’s the Montana way. Last night, I made a mistake and I took an action that I […]

First Do No Harm

Australian mediator Greg Rooney posted an interesting article on this month, The Profound Apology, about managing apologies in mediation. Three aspects stand out: (1) Don’t permit an offender in a sexual abuse case to apologize to the victim; (2) Prepare each party ahead of time by telling them not to prepare; (3) An example of […]