Letter from Dominic Barter as events unfolded in Rocinha

Letter from Dominic Barter: As events unfolded in Rocinha – Rio de Janeiro Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 10:10 PM Subject: [Restorative-Circles] Tonight Dear all, With Clayton’s permission, here are some questions he sent me tonight, and my responses. C: Perhaps u can share with the larger rc list how you respond, systemically and as […]

Delivering Clarity, Accountability & Agility Without Sacrificing Security

When we work with others towards a goal or on a job, we are more productive (and happy) if we are collaborating together rather than operating as adversaries.  A relationship conducted as a shared effort for mutual benefit has a greater chance of success and durability than one where the parties are constantly competing against […]

Discovering Agreement vs Conceding to Terms

One of the most valuable things you can do is put the agreements and understandings you have into writing – in words you understand and are fully comfortable with. The ‘boilerplate’ language that many attorneys and pre-drafted document kits provide is often unintelligible – even to the experts and courts.  This inscrutability makes the documents practically […]