Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 340+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 29000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $9.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for 99c
Then just $9.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

Open letter to Nicola Sturgeon

An open letter to Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland on aspects of conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. By Paul Kirkwood, sometime litigation solicitor turned mediator.

Dear Nicola,

I had the good fortune to be present at the Scottish parliament on Saturday, 12 May 2018 when William Ury, international negotiator and mediator, and co-author of ‘Getting to Yes’ addressed the International Academy of mediators and members of the public on the subject of ‘Common Good Politics: A New Enlightenment: How Can Mediators Lead the Way?’. You responded to him on the same topic.

William’s writing over the years has focused on how to negotiate disputes at macro and micro levels; both between states, inside states and between companies and individuals who are in dispute. He has always sought to encourage principled negotiation and negotiation where there can be a win-win outcome rather than a winlose; where people use cooperative forms of negotiation, rather than purely competitive or adversarial forms of negotiation. At its best mediation is a form of cooperative negotiation. Notwithstanding that, William has also always argued that one should always remain true to one’s own values in a negotiation, and that one ought not to give in, or accommodate, just to get to a bad, easy, yes. He describes this as the power of a positive no - or how to say no and still get to yes!

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of iScot Magazine - July 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
July 2018
$4.99
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new iScot Magazine subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.83 per issue
SAVE
63%
Was $30.99
Now $21.99
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.99 per issue
SAVE
20%
$3.99

View Issues

About iScot Magazine

The best Scottish Glossy on the planet ! An absolute belter of an issue with all the best crack going on in Scotland today.