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John Lande

Stop Being a Damned Fool

(12/07/18)John Lande

Many lawyers are frustrated with their actual clients at times and are tempted to tell them the same thing – and sometimes do.

Jeff Thompson

Q&A: Kidnapping and Extortion: Just another day at the office

(12/07/18)Jeff Thompson

Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.

Jennifer Shack

Findings from an Evaluation of Eight Foreclosure Mediation Programs

(12/07/18)Jennifer Shack

One great benefit of evaluating eight programs with different approaches to resolving the same cases is that it allowed me to uncover program design factors and other variables that promote program success.

Bruce Edwards

Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

(12/07/18)Bruce Edwards

Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.

Dan Simon

Interruption and Self-Determination

(11/30/18)Dan Simon

Chaos? A mediation out of control? A weak mediator? I don’t think so.

Cinnie Noble

If You'd Only Told Me

(11/23/18)Cinnie Noble

Had we known about the other person’s perspective and experience about us things may not have gone on so far and become as difficult.

Pamela Slabaugh

Keep the Heat On

(11/23/18)Pamela Slabaugh

In conflict: do you keep the heat on or stir the pot?

Cinnie Noble

Carrying the Weight of Conflict

(11/16/18)Cinnie Noble

It often seems that we carry a heaviness in ourselves – our hearts, our heads, our whole beings – when we are in conflict with another person.

Tammy Lenski

Is the Einstellung Effect Interfering With Your Problem Solving?

(11/16/18)Tammy Lenski

The Einstellung Effect is a cognitive trap that prevents us from seeing better or simpler solutions to problems we’re trying to solve. Here’s how to recognize it and reduce its effect.

Lorraine Segal

Good Work Meetings Promote Harmony, Lessen Conflict

(11/16/18)Lorraine Segal

How can well run meetings reduce conflict and promote harmony at work?

John Ford

A Clear Description of Confidentiality in Mediation

(11/12/18)John Ford

Privacy is an important element of mediation--this article helps to define it.

John Sturrock

Mediator Engagement in Politics – and other things we care about

(11/12/18)John Sturrock

In his thought-provoking new book, Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy the legendary Ken Cloke reflects on an exchange between two distinguished American authors, Lawrence Susskind and Bernie Mayer, reflected upon here.

Patricia Porter

Free Expert Interviews for the 10 Toughest Behaviors at Work – Challenging Workplace Behavior Summit

(11/12/18)Patricia Porter

Whether it’s gossip, harassment, or time-sucking interruptions we have all encountered challenging behaviors in the workplace. Have you ever wished you knew what to do when they happened?

Phyllis Pollack

Forget the “Carrot and Stick” Approach!

(11/12/18)Phyllis Pollack

Over the years, many people have told me that they sometimes use the “carrot and stick” approach as a negotiation tactic.

Jeff Thompson

7 Traits of the Modern Sociopath and Psychopath

(11/12/18)Jeff Thompson

You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.

Cinnie Noble

Denialism and Conflict

(11/01/18)Cinnie Noble

It’s only recently that I heard the term “denialism”.

Colin Rule

Dishonesty

(11/01/18)Colin Rule

I’d wager we’ve all had a friend or family member share one of their new creations with us (maybe a poem, or an article, or a intending-to-be-funny youtube video) and ask, excitedly, “What do you think?”

Andrea Schneider

Heartbroken in Pittsburgh

(11/01/18)Andrea Schneider

I thought that teaching the Kavanaugh hearings in a careful and respectful manner a few weeks ago would be the biggest teaching challenge of the semester. I was wrong.

Lorraine Segal

The Power of Trying in Conflict Management

(11/01/18)Lorraine Segal

The power of trying often gets a bad rap in today’s culture.

Colin Rule

Empathy

(10/26/18)Colin Rule

I travel all the time for my job--and part of the traveling experience is vulnerability.

Muhammed Rafeeque

Two Points: Detrimental to any Mediation Process

(10/26/18)Muhammed Rafeeque

The post is about TWO points which may go against the Mediation Process in India: (i) A constant persuasion of Mediator on either parties would have opposite effect.

Dan Simon

The Next Level of Impartiality

(10/19/18)Dan Simon

All mediators understand that we’re supposed to be impartial. Our ideas about what that means fall on a continuum.

Tammy Lenski

The Type of Problem That Makes Conflict Resolution Harder

(10/13/18)Tammy Lenski

Gravity problems make conflict resolution more difficult because they sidetrack us from actionable problems.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Why Wouldn’t You Work Together to Solve Your Legal Problem?

(10/13/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Collaborative. In the business world, in medicine, high technology, healthcare, engineering, education, aeronautics, manufacturing, public service, first responders, military defense, invention – in just about every field of endeavor, we see this word popping up over and over again.

Joy Rosenthal

Why Do I Want You to Stay in the Room?

(10/05/18)Joy Rosenthal

I want to say a word about neutrality, which is a very important concept in mediation.

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