Disagreements are a part of human nature. As long as people exhibit diverse traits stemming from different experiences, their opinions will differ.
When I got married, I found that one of the strangest transitions wasn’t to being newlyweds or calling him my husband but was more related to my new in-laws. I think that often in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, have gotten a bad rap in popular culture.
When a friend told me how he overcame a bully, my curiosity peaked, and I asked him to show me how he defused a situation like that.
James Claxton is requesting your response to his ODR survey.
This is a haiku supporting the workers in Hungary as they work toward establishing peace.
This article discusses the framing piece of how you talk and what makes people want to listen.
Almost one year ago, life for most of us changed irrevocably: we went from commuting to and from our offices and fighting traffic to commuting between our bedrooms and “home” offices and fighting over internet access.
You have likely heard the metaphor about drawing a line in the sand, and might have used it yourself to set boundaries.
My next examples of negotiation skills come straight from the pandemic–and by that I mean watching television for hours during the pandemic!
This article discusses the importance of sticking your neck out during conflict.
My last mediation of 2020 was for a prenuptial agreement, and to me it was kind of a sign of hope for the year to come.
A Tale of Two Pilots: A comparison of civil justice innovation in New York State and England & Wales
Two recent announcements of pilot programs on either side of the Atlantic bring in to sharp focus steps being taken to bust the Backlog of civil cases in two jurisdictions.
The effect of COVID 19 is broader than paying for rent. We looked for options.
New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.
New Leadership, New Choices. The host for this episode is Chuck Crumpton. The guests for this episode are James Alfini, Benjamin Davis, Jeff Portnoy, and Vernellia Randall.
Traditional mediation is about needs and the process that meets those needs- dialogue and self-determination.
One of the questions I used to get asked most often by my clients was whether I was married, and until recently, the answer to that had always been no, which then often their follow-up question was, are you ever going to get married?
The benefits of having a neutral with life sciences experience to resolve your disputes.
In Stephen Covey's book "First Things First" he talks about looking at a jar as the amount of time and energy you have, and a pile of rocks as your tasks.
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution opened its 2021 Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon with remarks from CNN’s chief political correspondent, Dana Bash.
It’s a common mistake for divorcing spouses to confuse mediation with couple’s therapy.
On the last day I was physically present in the office in March 2020, I completed a multi-party mediation with two parties appearing by Zoom at the last minute due to health concerns. How things have changed since that meeting.
Rule number one in any mediation? Don’t tick off the mediator.
When you go to court, lawyers are determined that their client should win at any cost because not only is their client’s wishes at stake, but so are their own reputations.
Carlos M. Hernandez, recently retired Chief Executive Officer of Fluor, opened the second day of the CPR 2021 Annual Meeting to an online audience of about 180 conflict resolution professionals focusing on dispute prevention techniques.