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Maria Simpson

Name Your Anger

(4/22/19)Maria Simpson

Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

Arthur Pressman

You Say You Want a Resolution?

(4/22/19)Arthur Pressman

Not so random thoughts on mediation and dispute resolution.

Save Your Professional Relationships: The Doctor’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes

Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.

John Sturrock

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

Joy Rosenthal

What’s Fair Is Fair… Or Is It?

(4/12/19)Joy Rosenthal

“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”

Cinnie Noble

Second-Guessing Ourselves When In Conflict

(4/08/19)Cinnie Noble

I don’t know about you – but there are many times I “second-guess” what I said or did in some conflict situations. Or, I might “second-guess” what bothered me in the first place.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Lead Without Bullying

(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.

Patricia Porter

What Challenging Workplace Behavior Are You Dealing with in the New Year?

(3/22/19)Patricia Porter

For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.

Maria Simpson

Name Your Anger

(3/22/19)Maria Simpson

Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

Will More Harassment Training Ever Work?

(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey

A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.

Cinnie Noble

Repurposing Our Conflicts

(3/17/19)Cinnie Noble

What is the purpose of the conflict?

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Green Book’s Insights Into a Deeper Diversity

(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

Phyllis Pollack

The Hypothetical or Trial Balloon Tactic

(3/15/19)Phyllis Pollack

When on a recent cruise, I had a real lesson in negotiating!

Tammy Lenski

Control Emotions Better by Labeling Them

(3/10/19)Tammy Lenski

When we want to control emotions better in the midst of a difficult conversation, we may try to ignore the unwelcome emotion or try the opposite, indulge it.

Beth Graham

Pew Charitable Trusts Calls for Standardization of US Court ODR Programs

(3/10/19)Beth Graham

The Pew Charitable Trusts (“Pew”) has reportedly issued a call for the establishment of a national body to standardize online dispute resolution (“ODR”) procedures in civil courts across the United States.

Lorraine Segal

Lost in a Conflict Story

(3/08/19)Lorraine Segal

You can’t heal a conflict if you get lost in your own story.

Cinnie Noble

Maybe, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

(3/01/19)Cinnie Noble

There are times when I’ve found myself reacting poorly to something another person says or does and then, discover I misinterpreted their intent.

Arran Heal

What's Aspiration and What's Bullying?

(3/01/19)Arran Heal

There’s a thin line between a high-performance workplace with high expectations and an organisation poisoned by bullying.

Michele Lowrance

Mediation vs. Litigation for High-Conflict Divorce

(3/01/19)Michele Lowrance

A practicing mediator and retired judge explains why mediation may be a better option than litigation for high-conflict cases.

John Lande

Two Shrewd Legislative Negotiators / Mediators

(2/22/19)John Lande

This is a little-known story of how Barbara Jordan mediated a comprehensive agreement on immigration policy.

Greg Rooney

How Can We Sell The Mediation Product If We Haven’t Worked Out What It Is?

(2/22/19)Greg Rooney

I wish to add to Michael Leathes’ recent post on his suggestion that more field-based research be done into the mediation product and Rick Weiler’s follow-up.

Phyllis Pollack

How SINS ful Are You?

(2/15/19)Phyllis Pollack

In a recent blog, I mentioned that I attended a seminar presented by Professor Blondell discussing ethical fading in mediation. At one point, she mentioned the SINS scale which I had not heard about.

Paul Rajkowski

One Size Does Not Fit All - And the War Within

(2/15/19)Paul Rajkowski

In the mediation world we get trained and know that “neutral“ is the role for the mediator.

Cinnie Noble

Being Kind in Conflict

(2/01/19)Cinnie Noble

In the midst of interpersonal conflict, it’s difficult to be kind to the other person – no matter how kind a person we may usually be.

Tammy Lenski

Flip the Problem to Illuminate Hidden Solutions

(2/01/19)Tammy Lenski

The way we approach problem solving influences the solutions we can see — and are willing to see.

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