Sometimes we are sorry about what we said in a conflict and say so. Sometimes we are not sorry but say we are anyway.
Divided Democrats and Republicans found a way to talk this week, and actually listened to each other, using a talking stick!
I often present to mediators for an hour or so on the transformative approach. These are certain questions that come up regularly.
With the new year being still fresh enough that some of us, and hopefully not just me, continue to write 2017 on their checks, the future is at the forefront of many of our minds.
A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off.
It’s ironic that the president who led us through by most measures our most destructive war had some of the most profound things to say about peace-making.
There are times we know we will encounter pushback, defensiveness, offensiveness and other negative reactions to issues we want to raise with another person.
Disputes are a part of life. On all levels, in most relationships, we disagree about things.
How can we as uniquely qualified and successful commercial mediators find ways to apply our mediation skills to address broader societal conflicts?
When you consider what is most important to you about the conflict and the other person, what is the optimum way of proceeding, do you think?
MIT is looking ahead, trying to figure out what skills the next generation of scientists, engineers, applied social scientists, designers and managers will need.
When we become too wedded to our own solutions, conflict resolution conversations can get pretty stuck.
If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.
The idea of our bus tour was to engage local communities in conversations about what was important to them in their area and explore how effective dialogue can aid problem-solving, help resolve contentious issues and reduce conflict.
Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.
In response to my question, “Do you use “BATNA” wrong?,” I plead guilty, with an explanation.
Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours!
The other day a coaching client told me that she became angry at a man she works with who criticized how she managed a situation.
When you’re tempted to dismiss someone’s concerns as trivial, or roll your eyes at the things people find to fight over, it’s time to sit up straight and pay attention.
Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.
Guest blogger, Kees van Eijk, supports human interaction in this article by mapping thoughts, ideas, and emotions. He is a registered mediator and team facilitator working in the Netherlands.
In recent years, large companies have embraced arbitration as their preferred method of dispute resolution, particularly in international disputes with suppliers, customers and business partners.
The logic behind the time-out method is that if you remove the child from a fun surrounding when they do something wrong, then it will eliminate that behavior.
Attention Mediators in the State of Texas: Mandatory Training Required for Family Neutrals by January 2018
To be qualified to serve as an impartial third party under Subchapter C, Chapter 154 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, additional training is required of Family Mediators and other third party neutrals on or before January 1, 2018.