personal discomfort

by Robert Rack Rack is the Co-Founder of Beyond Civility and the retired Chief Circuit Mediator at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Successful Cincinnati businessman, Phillip Cox, gave a commencement address to St Xavier High School’s graduating class of 2015.  His talk is inspiring in its call for determined self-improvement,…

the power of “and”

by Robert Rack Rack is the Co-Founder of Beyond Civility and the retired Chief Circuit Mediator at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Consider this:  Use “and” rather than “but” when responding to a statement you only partly agree with.  “But” is a conversation stopper:  “I understand your point, but….”  Everything…

achieving disagreement

by: Robert Rack and Sean Comer Bob Rack is the Co-Founder of Beyond Civility and the retired Chief Circuit Mediator at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Sean Comer is the Project Manager for Beyond Civility and the Assistant Director of Government Relations at Xavier University. In an April podcast of…