Everybody lies (and gets lied to), every day. As mediators, journalists, lawyers and negotiators, we encounter more lies than most. In conflict, there are countless incentives to exaggerate, embellish, omit and deceive. So what do we do? How do we know if someone is lying? And how do we deal with it, when they are?
In this webinar, mediator Gary Friedman and journalist Amanda Ripley draw on research and their own experiences to explore when and why people lie, how to reduce the odds of destructive lying in conflict—and how to respond to lies and liars once we encounter them (without making everything worse).
Participants will be challenged to investigate:
- How can we determine if someone is lying?
- Which lies are worth ignoring, if any?
- Is there an ideal way to expose a lie?
- Is it ever useful to connect with someone who is lying?
- Is it possible to have compassion for a liar–and still have integrity?