Published February 15, 2013
As a conflict resolution specialist with 20 years of experience facilitating peaceful talks between warring parties in the Middle East, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and Northern Ireland, you’re probably surprised to hear that I think respect is overrated.
Published March 25, 2012
The need has never been more urgent for people in leadership positions to be educated in all matters related to dignity; both the human vulnerability to being violated, and the positive effect it has on people when they feel seen, heard, understood, and acknowledged as valuable and worthy.
Published November 06, 2011
How do our hardwired instincts set us up to violate our own dignity? We’ve all heard about our instinct to fight or flee when we feel threatened. But the fact is, there are more of these self-preservation reactions, and they often not the most dignified.
Published October 23, 2011
What is the motivating force behind all human interaction – in families, in communities, in the business world, and in relationships from the personal level to the international level? DIGNITY. It is the desire to be treated well. It is an unspoken human yearning that is at the heart of all conflicts, yet no one is paying attention to it.