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Breaking the Spell of Groupthink author.

Breaking the Spell of Groupthink

Groupthink is a diversion from reality. It allows a group to think they are on the right path (effectively resolving...

By Ralph Kilmann
AAAi Podcast #4: LegalMation CEO James Lee author.

AAAi Podcast #4: LegalMation CEO James Lee

At Legalweek in New York, Bridget and Zach talk about the power and limitations of large language models with LegalMation...

By Zach Abramowitz, Bridget McCormack
Neutrality Trap: The Danger of Staying Silent author.

Neutrality Trap: The Danger of Staying Silent

In its commitment to serving as an institution dedicated to preventing, de-escalating, managing, resolving, and transforming conflicts into opportunities for...

By Papito Francis Ojok
Facilitated Dialogue Model: A Rebel in ADR? author.

Facilitated Dialogue Model: A Rebel in ADR?

Introduction “In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity” -  Sun Tzu (The Art of War) “[Mediator secrets]…enables parties...

By Shaaron Jones-Crawford, Harold Tan, David Stinson
Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates author.

Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates

Since 2021, MH Mediate’s Mental Health Safe Project (MH Safe) has been providing resources for addressing stereotypes, stigma, and discrimination...

By Dan Berstein
13 Holiday Tips from Canada’s Conflict Resolution Professionals author.

13 Holiday Tips from Canada’s Conflict Resolution Professionals

1) ANTICIPATE AN EMOTIONAL SLEIGH RIDE As local therapist, Alyson Jones, writes: “If we want to prepare for a meaningful...

By Walter Brynjolfson
Forgive Without Apology author.

Forgive Without Apology

Is an apology necessary before you can forgive someone?     Absolutely not. Of course, forgiveness is a decision that only you...

By Lorraine Segal
Do You Need a Framework or Formula for Navigating Conflict? author.

Do You Need a Framework or Formula for Navigating Conflict?

Do You Need a Framework or a Formula for Navigating Conflict? I spoke with someone recently who was looking for...

By Lorraine Segal
5 Strategies for Resolving Conflicts Between Remote Team Members author.

5 Strategies for Resolving Conflicts Between Remote Team Members

The rise of remote work has brought employees and employers an unprecedented level of flexibility, but also many new challenges....

By Carmela DeNicola
To Disagree Better, We Need to Improve our Conflict Competence author.

To Disagree Better, We Need to Improve our Conflict Competence

Every year I train hundreds of professionals and university students on what I call “conflict competence,” or how to accept,...

By Danya Rumore
ICODR Podcast 24: Dr. Fahimeh Abedi on law and artificial intelligence author.

ICODR Podcast 24: Dr. Fahimeh Abedi on law and artificial intelligence

In this episode of the ICODR podcast, Ian speaks with Dr. Fahimeh Abedi, Research Fellow at the Centre for AI...

By Ian MacDuff
Dancing with Disagreement author.

Dancing with Disagreement

A person does not have to be particularly gifted to be able to make disagreements worse. On the other hand,...

By John Potter
Conflict Junkies author.

Conflict Junkies

There are many causes of constructive and destructive conflict, and we try to engage in conflict in meaningful ways. There...

By John Potter
What’s in a Face? author.

What’s in a Face?

“Faces always talk too much.  One line and all their plans are revealed.”  — Floriano Martins  Martins, a Brazilian poet, is not...

By Laurie Israel
The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football author.

The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football

Carlo Ancelotti stands out as a revered and esteemed personality within the multifaceted realm of football management. A household name...

By Pitamber Yadav
Great Reads Book Club – “The Legal Singularity” by Abdi Aidid & Benjamin Alarie (video) author.

Great Reads Book Club – “The Legal Singularity” by Abdi Aidid & Benjamin Alarie (video)

(interview by ChatGPT) In this edition of the Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club, ChatGPT interviews Abdi Aidid and Benjamin Alarie,...

By Colin Rule
A British Accent as a Dispute Resolution Skill author.

A British Accent as a Dispute Resolution Skill

“Cheeky” is defined by the Collins English Dictionary as “slightly rude or disrespectful but in a charming or amusing way...

By George Siedel
6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument author.

6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument

Arguments are an unavoidable part of life, but they’re not always bad. Whether between a parent and child, two partners,...

By Sophie Bishop
Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key author.

Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key

Operating since 2007 with the mission to build local skills for peace and promote mediation worldwide, Mediators Beyond Borders International...

By Agnieszka Alboszta
The Connection Between Expanding Consciousness and Conflict Management author.

The Connection Between Expanding Consciousness and Conflict Management

I’d like to comment on a seven-day workshop I once attended in Westminster, Colorado. This experience is called “Ultimatum” and...

By Ralph Kilmann
AI, ADR and Anxiety author.

AI, ADR and Anxiety

This post started as a response to Jen Reynolds’s comment about my Avatar Mediation post.  It has grown into this new post about AI...

By John Lande
The Dilemma of the Abrasive Leader in the Workplace… and the Solution author.

The Dilemma of the Abrasive Leader in the Workplace… and the Solution

It’s my job as a conflict advisor, mediator, and Boss Whisperer® coach to detect the disconnects within relationships that create...

By Mark Batson Baril
Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A Tale of Two Countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 2) author.

Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A Tale of Two Countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 2)

Georgia adopted its first mediation law much more recently than Italy. Previously, Georgia had only limited provisions in its Code...

By Chiara Tondini
Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A tale of two countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 1) author.

Developing Mediation Culture in Civil Law Systems: A tale of two countries – Italy & Georgia (Part 1)

Although modern mediation and other out-of-court settlement practices have emerged mainly from common law legal cultures, many civil law countries...

By Chiara Tondini
What Happens Now? Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses author.

What Happens Now? Succession Planning for Family Owned Businesses

“Won’t Someone Take Over for Me?” read a recent headline in the Business Section of The New York Times (01/05/2023). ...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
‘Holding The Calm’… Many Different Ways To Say The Same Thing author.

‘Holding The Calm’… Many Different Ways To Say The Same Thing

As I have previously mentioned, I am in a book club which reads and discusses books about conflict resolution. The latest...

By Phyllis Pollack
Overcoming Tribal Consciousness author.

Overcoming Tribal Consciousness

Recently, I reread three books that, as a total set, inspired me to revisit my understanding of human nature and,...

By Ralph Kilmann
A Guide for Small Businesses to Resolve Disputes through Mediation author.

A Guide for Small Businesses to Resolve Disputes through Mediation

Small businesses are just as likely as large and mid-sized companies to get involved in disputes with suppliers, customers, competing...

By Carmela DeNicola
Chinese Spy Balloon – ‘Shoot It Down’: Expert Negotiation Lessons author.

Chinese Spy Balloon – ‘Shoot It Down’: Expert Negotiation Lessons

Shoot it down! This was the rallying cry of Republicans all last week after a large balloon identified by US...

By Bob Bordone
You Should Always Negotiate Your Worth: 3 Reasons Why author.

You Should Always Negotiate Your Worth: 3 Reasons Why

Are you required to negotiate your salary? No, but it is a good idea. Here are 3 reasons why you...

By Shane Ray Martin

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