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Maria Simpson

DIS-agree and Commit

(4/28/17)Maria Simpson

Sounds contradictory, I admit, but it’s an interesting concept and raises an interesting question: Do we always have to agree before taking action?

F. Peter Phillips

Lawyers as Peacemakers and Changemakers

(4/21/17)F. Peter Phillips

Lincoln famously wrote: As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Resolving a Dispute is like Traveling…

(4/21/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Resolving a Dispute is Like Traveling, Writing a Business Plan, or Choosing a Course of Medical Treatment: If you take the wrong road, you won’t get the result you want.

Katherine Graham

10 Excuses Bosses Give Not To Bring in a Mediator

(4/14/17)Katherine Graham

Following up from our recent article on “10 excuses bosses give not to bring in a mediator”, here is an infographic illustrating the 10 top justifications senior managers give for not “bringing in the mediators” to resolve a conflict in their organisation. How many have you heard?

Patricia Porter

My Story & Why I Got Started - Audioblog

(4/07/17)Patricia Porter

In this inaugural show, Pattie Porter connects with the audience by sharing her story of growing up in a high conflict family, and this led eventually to her work as a conflict management expert.

Meredith Richardson

When in Conflict, Ask Yourself, "What are the unmet needs?"

(4/07/17)Meredith Richardson

When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?

Nadja Alexander

Towards a Harmonised Approach to Mediation Legislation in Asia?

(3/17/17)Nadja Alexander

In the past few years Singapore has been busy revising, refining and extending its dispute resolution offerings in cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Phyllis Pollack

Too Much Information May Be Bad

(3/17/17)Phyllis Pollack

Often in negotiating, a party may make a monetary demand without providing any reasoning behind it.

F. Peter Phillips

Apple’s Terms and Conditions

(3/17/17)F. Peter Phillips

The invaluable publisher Drawn and Quarterly has ventured smack dab into current legal controversy.

John Lande

Touching Story of Relationship of Constructive Engagement in Conflict

(3/03/17)John Lande

I think that one of our main missions in the DR field is to promote constructive engagement in conflict

Bill Marsh

Too Much Or Too Little?

(3/03/17)Bill Marsh

How many of us share the experience I have had – sitting on the last train home, late at night, with a day’s mediating behind me and no settlement?

Carrie Schultz

Divorce Mediation In New Jersey

(3/03/17)Carrie Schultz

This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.

Lorraine Segal

The Seductiveness of Being Right

(2/24/17)Lorraine Segal

The desire to be right is deeply seductive and understandable, but it can cause a lot of problems at work

The Financially Smart Divorce Book Review

(2/17/17)John Fiske, J Anthony Licciardello

Divorce mediators can greatly benefit from reading and having readily on hand this new book by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands that divorce should be a planning process.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Navajo Dispute Resolution, Trump’s Tweets and the Lessons of Little Big Horn

(2/17/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

I recently read a Daily Good story about Navajo Indian peacemaking, a seven-step process focused on restoring relationships, a notion the Navajo refer to as “K’e”.

Tammy Lenski

One Intriguing Reason it's Hard to Take Responsibility for Problems

(2/10/17)Tammy Lenski

The next time someone declines to take responsibility for words or actions that had a bad impact, don’t immediately assume it’s a flaw in their character.

Jan Frankel Schau

Bully Mediation

(2/03/17)Jan Frankel Schau

It is my observation that the bully approach is not effective in mediation, although it may be in court.

John Lande

What is Negotiation, Anyway?

(1/20/17)John Lande

What is Negotiation? Actually, it is surprisingly difficult.

Tammy Lenski

Think With Your Hands for Better Problem Solving

(1/20/17)Tammy Lenski

New research is challenging the notion that thinking, problem solving, and decision making take place strictly in the head. And finally giving me some credibility when placing interactive toys in the middle of my mediation table.

Lorraine Segal

The Zen of the Gym (part2)–What I’ve learned about workplace conflict resolution at the gym

(1/20/17)Lorraine Segal

Rather than trying to micromanage and control when I got to use the weight machines or a bench, I wanted serenity and harmony instead of getting my way at others’ expense.

Joe Markowitz

Attitude

(1/20/17)Joe Markowitz

Parties in conflict may face a choice among various modes of conflict resolution--litigation, arbitration, mediation, or some other formal or informal process.

John Lande

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 5

(1/13/17)John Lande

President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.

Jan Frankel Schau

Why Civility Matters in Mediation

(1/13/17)Jan Frankel Schau

We are living in interesting times here in America. It is the first time in my lifetime that I can recall a conscious effort to keep my politics and views on issues of ethics and morality to myself–rather than risk making enemies of those whom I trusted to be friends.

Jason Dykstra

Learning to Love

(1/06/17)Jason Dykstra

This article discusses a New Year's Resolution for bettering relationship and communication.

John Sturrock

Mediation Kindness in 2017?

(1/03/17)John Sturrock

Even with the inspiration of others, it’s understandable that we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help.

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