Core's book, published on our 10 year anniversary, represents an inspiring reflection on the way mediation can change how we do things.
"The quality of the writing ..... is very good indeed, combining insightful analysis with excellent common sense. ..... Whether you are a devotee or a sceptic, I commend this fascinating and thought provoking book.”
Tom Young, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland
Thinking Differently gathers the experience of 30 individuals from a variety of professional and business backgrounds who have trained in mediation and conflict management skills with Core Solutions Group over 10 years.
To their contributions are added the words of leading figures in politics and conflict resolution:
William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes, sets out a challenge:
“The challenge now for Scotland as a country is to use its place in the world to increase our understanding of what mediators and other Third Siders can do.”
Ken Cloke reflects on the role of mediators in the aftermath of environmental disasters like the Gulf Oil spill:
“Core has....recognised its larger responsibility, broadened its reach, and as a result, contributed significantly to improving the acceptability and understanding of conflict resolution both in Scotland and in the global community of conflict resolvers”.
Jim Mather, former Minister for Enterprise, Energy, and Tourism:
“Mediation offers society and business a different way of doing things, which reflects values of co-operation and collaboration, rather than winning and losing, and which sustains long-term positive and productive interaction amongst people in families, communities and businesses.”
Read the review of the book, published in The Journal Online.