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Lorraine Segal

Feelings and Conflict at Work

(10/18/19)Lorraine Segal

Being prepared for feelings at work helps us to deal with them, instead of letting them escalate.

Cynthia Alkon

I’m Sorry..There is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning, nothing

(10/18/19)Cynthia Alkon

This is the latest in what seems an unending stream of tragic officer involved shootings and killings of people of color in Texas and around the country.

Kayla Matthews

7 Benefits of Mediation Programs in Higher Education Institutions

(10/10/19)Kayla Matthews

There are many forms of mediation and environments in which they occur, but a place that proves extremely beneficial for mediation takes place in an educational setting.

Phyllis Pollack

The Good and Bad of Anger in Negotiation!

(10/04/19)Phyllis Pollack

I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.

Cinnie Noble

Change the Frame: The Picture Changes

(9/30/19)Cinnie Noble

How have you framed your conflict?

Phyllis Pollack

Sometimes, It Pays to Pretend Anger!

(9/30/19)Phyllis Pollack

Mediation is a voluntary process in which each party is to make her own uncoerced decision.

Maria Simpson

Trust At Work

(9/30/19)Maria Simpson

Brush up on your workplace conflict resolution skills--and build up some trust in your employees.

Phyllis Pollack

Culture Differences

(9/20/19)Phyllis Pollack

During a recent discussion of ethics, I asked whether it would be proper to hide information.

Maria Simpson

Talking About Conflict

(9/20/19)Maria Simpson

Why would team members want to discuss a sensitive member with someone they don't know?

Susan Yates

Characteristics of Quality Court ADR Programs

(9/20/19)Susan Yates

What characteristics do you think are shared by quality court ADR programs? I took a swing at a list here. What would you add? Change?

Dan Simon

Mediation Approaches: We Don’t Have Science, So Let’s Have Principles

(9/20/19)Dan Simon

The research on mediation approaches shows a connection between transformative methods and the best outcomes on all levels.

Cinnie Noble

Three Sides to Every Story

(9/12/19)Cinnie Noble

When we talk about an interpersonal dispute between two people, we commonly say there are two sides to every story – the other person’s version of events and issues and our own.

Michael Moffitt

What’s Sex Got to Do With it: Questioning Research on Gender & Negotiation

(9/06/19)Michael Moffitt

What this means is that while women are not recognized for the skills at which they might be inherently better, it also means that we are failing men by not highlighting opportunities for growth and improvement.

Meredith Richardson

Choose the Road Less Traveled in Conflict

(9/06/19)Meredith Richardson

Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Minding Your Tongue: How to Recover from a Slip and Fail

(9/06/19)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”

Denise French

Divorce Done Differently!

(9/06/19)Denise French

As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict: Blown Out of Proportion

(8/30/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens, at times, that our conflicts get blown out of proportion.

Phyllis Pollack

Apologies Are Not for Everyone!

(8/23/19)Phyllis Pollack

In my various mediator trainings, the use of an apology as a means of resolving a dispute has often been discussed and advocated.

Arran Heal

Is Racial Discrimination the Next MeToo?

(8/23/19)Arran Heal

Racial discrimination is a problem that’s bubbling under the surface of workplaces.

John Lande

Reflections on Our Field and Possibilities for Improvement

(8/16/19)John Lande

This article discusses reactions to the huge scope of our field.

Dan Simon

Czech Transformative Mediators Empower Parents and Kids

(8/16/19)Dan Simon

Transformative mediation is thriving in Brno, Czech Republic.

Jan Schau

Watch Your Language!

(8/16/19)Jan Schau

The objectives in a mediation are much different than in litigation; but often the differences are overlooked.

Mark Kantor

Henry Schein Redux – The Appeals Court Decides “The Placement of the Carve-Out is Dispositive”

(8/16/19)Mark Kantor

You may recall that the US Supreme Court last term in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc. rejected a “wholly groundless” exception to its general principles allocating arbitrability issues between court and arbitrator.

Patricia Porter

Verbal Self-Defense Begins with a Mindset of Compassion and Empathy

(8/02/19)Patricia Porter

With Aikido, practitioners learn how to defend without harm to themselves and the attacker.

Phyllis Pollack

Process Before Substance

(8/02/19)Phyllis Pollack

Framing is how to present a proposal. Is it presented in a positive fashion or in a negative fashion?

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