Los Angeles based mediator Steve Mehta, of the famous Mediation Matters Blog and the book 112 Ways to Succeed in Any Negotiation or Mediation, interviewed me while he was visiting New York City back in July. He somehow found the time to edit the interview (very brilliantly) and posted it on his blog to which I am gratefullyappreciative of him for doing that. Have a look and I hope you enjoy it.
"Many of you may know Jeff Thompson from his fame on Newsweek recently. However, I knew him before he was interviewed on Newsweek. Luckily, I can say that I have gotten the first exclusive interview with Jeff while I was in New York last month. Jeff is a fascinating and charismatic individual and I thought you might like the interview. "
Today's second news item is I happened to come across www.MediationWorks.com and noticed at this link [here] that my blog is listed as their "Blog of The Month"!
Also, ever want to go on a cruise while learning mediation skills?
Don't we all?
Well, MTI has it all taken care with their 7th Annual Mediation At Sea program this November. Read more [here].
Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at Lipscomb University, researcher, mediator, and trainer. He is also involved in crisis and hostage negotiation as well as a law enforcement detective. His research includes law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiation in terrorist incidents. He received his doctorate from Griffith University Law School having researched the impact nonverbal communication has in conflict situations with respect to developing rapport, building trust, and displaying professionalism.
Dr. Thompson has presented and trained on the topic of conflict, mediation, (crisis and hostage) negotiation, communication and nonverbal communication internationally for a variety of audiences including police personnel, government officials, judges, attorneys, physicians, sales people, business professionals, and both graduate and undergraduate students. He has also been published in numerous professional and academic publications.
He is the co-chair of ACR's national Crisis Negotiation Section, and he is an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple academic journals. He received his MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law.
(All posts by Jeff Thompson represent his personal reflections and opinions and not that of any organization.)