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Phyllis Pollack

Over Confidence Can Kill!

(4/20/18)Phyllis Pollack

While typically we discuss the over confidence bias in the context of negotiations, trials and other non-life-threatening events, this bias applies to all situations.

Jen Reynolds

Backhanded Compliments

(4/20/18)Jen Reynolds

Those of us who teach negotiation often focus on building rapport and being attentive to relational dynamics.

Chris Straw

Team or Organizational Commitment?

(4/20/18)Chris Straw

Team or organizational commitment: Which leads to better inter-team conflict management?

Neutral Analysis: A Powerful and Effective Tool

(4/20/18)Clarence Pozza

In a wide range of disputes, counsel and their clients have increasingly turned to neutral analysis and evaluation.

John Sturrock

Optimizing the Use of Joint Sessions in Mediation

(4/13/18)John Sturrock

Much has been said and written about the demise of the joint meeting in mediation. In my experience, such a view is premature and, I fear, is potentially wasteful of the power that mediation brings for creative problem-solving.

Spaces for Peace

(4/13/18)Allegra Chen-Carrel

It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.

Dan Simon

More FAQ’s from Mediators

(4/06/18)Dan Simon

Here are typical questions mediators have at mediation trainings.

Lorraine Segal

Conflict at Work—the Power of Envisioning Harmony

(4/05/18)Lorraine Segal

A powerful tool for healing and transforming conflict at work is affirming and envisioning harmony.

Phyllis Pollack

Settlement Ethics 101

(3/23/18)Phyllis Pollack

So… is the attorney in the Daniels/Trump case in a no-win situation here?

Kathy Popaleni

Strategies for Giving Feedback That People Can Hear

(3/23/18)Kathy Popaleni

More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.

Chris Straw

New Hope in Dealing With an Abusive Supervisor

(3/23/18)Chris Straw

Abusive supervisors are ubiquitous in the workplace, causing distress for their employees and costing employers in the US an estimated $23.8 billion each year.

Bruce Edwards

Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation

(3/16/18)Bruce Edwards

In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers

Brennan Frazier

Mini-Grant Deadline Approaching for Community Mediation

(3/16/18)Brennan Frazier

This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.

Cinnie Noble

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful

(3/09/18)Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

Phyllis Pollack

The Medium Makes the Difference!

(3/09/18)Phyllis Pollack

The last decade and a half has seen an explosion in communication by every means imaginable other than face to face. For this reason, I believe its points are worth revisiting.

Tammy Lenski

How to Backpedal After Saying the Wrong Thing

(3/02/18)Tammy Lenski

When words come out of your mouth that you instantly regret, here are some ways to recover from your faux pas and minimize the impact of ill-chosen words.

Cinnie Noble

Letting Conflict Define Us

(2/22/18)Cinnie Noble

There are times we get so caught up in a dispute that we become defined by it.

Phyllis Pollack

You Look Like Someone I Can Trust!

(2/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

When my sister had just been born, my mother boarded a crowded war time train with my sister in her arms, then turnd and handed the baby to a trusting stranger.

Lorraine Segal

Managing Conflict with your Inner Critic

(2/22/18)Lorraine Segal

Many of us have a vocal inner critic, who tells us what we’re doing wrong, how what we’re trying won’t work, how we’ll never be good enough.

Jason Dykstra

Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

(2/22/18)Jason Dykstra

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.

Cinnie Noble

Being Sorry

(2/16/18)Cinnie Noble

Sometimes we are sorry about what we said in a conflict and say so. Sometimes we are not sorry but say we are anyway.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Talking Stick Breaks Impasse

(2/09/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

Divided Democrats and Republicans found a way to talk this week, and actually listened to each other, using a talking stick!

Dan Simon

FAQ’s from Mediators

(2/09/18)Dan Simon

I often present to mediators for an hour or so on the transformative approach. These are certain questions that come up regularly.

Eric Slepak

Do Android Mediators Dream of Electric Agreements?

(2/09/18)Eric Slepak

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.

Patricia Porter

Listening to Your Triggers – How to Suspend Judgment When You Are Angry

(2/02/18)Patricia Porter

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.

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