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A Sense of Accomplishment

A Sense of Accomplishment

Are you proud of your accomplishments in mediation in India?



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We’ve had to really, really work extraordinarily hard to in order to get any kind of respect or even recognition in the work we do. But then once they see the work we do, then they know we mean business and we’re good at what we do.



In such cases, my compensation is that I have really done something that I’m happy with, and that’s something that as a team we can feel. We know we’ve done something under adverse conditions that we are proud of, and at that point in time, sometimes even if the client doesn’t pay, we say, ‘You know what? We’ve done an extraordinary job.’ That’s it.


About the mediator

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Ashok is fond of saying that, while he is no Mother Theresa or Gautama Buddha, he is utterly fascinated by the intricacies and nuances of conflict resolution and peacemaking. A facilitator for 25 years, he has been called many names, including “agent provocateur.” The many hats he wears include mediator, facilitator, educator, and office clown. When asked why he does this work, he says: ‘Conflicts are early warning signals that things ar... View Mediator