Sounds contradictory, I admit, but it’s an interesting concept and raises an interesting question: Do we always have to agree before taking action?
Lincoln famously wrote: As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man.
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.
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?
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.
When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?
In the past few years Singapore has been busy revising, refining and extending its dispute resolution offerings in cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Often in negotiating, a party may make a monetary demand without providing any reasoning behind it.
The invaluable publisher Drawn and Quarterly has ventured smack dab into current legal controversy.
I think that one of our main missions in the DR field is to promote constructive engagement in conflict
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?
This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.
The desire to be right is deeply seductive and understandable, but it can cause a lot of problems at work
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.
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”.
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.
It is my observation that the bully approach is not effective in mediation, although it may be in court.
What is Negotiation? Actually, it is surprisingly difficult.
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.
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.
Parties in conflict may face a choice among various modes of conflict resolution--litigation, arbitration, mediation, or some other formal or informal process.
President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.
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.
This article discusses a New Year's Resolution for bettering relationship and communication.
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.