If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?
I share a tale of two wrongful dismissal mediations conducted weeks’ apart.
Noted lawyer Gerry Spence is as accomplished a painter as he is a trial lawyer. In both of these activities Spence creates canvases. More importantly, he understands in both pursuits that he is the painter and not the painting.
When we notice resistance, a typical response is to try persuading them out of their resistance.
(9/07/17)Peter T. Coleman
We should work hard to approach conflicts as mutually shared problems.
(9/07/17)Klaus Peter Berger
This is a book review by Michael Leathes of Private Dispute Resolution in International Business; Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration by Klaus Peter Berger.
(9/06/17)Joshua N. Weiss
This is a book review by Joshua Weiss of the book Mastering the Art of Negotiation.
Accountability of ADR practitioners is important to ensure the credibility and effectiveness of ADR processes.
In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.
(9/01/17)Meriam Al-Rashid, Diora Ziyaeva
As practitioners and clients alike are well aware, international arbitration is not without its risks.
(8/18/17)Michael Lang, Rochelle Arms
While mention of reflective practice in the field of mediation has grown in recent years, its use is still not standardized in the work of most mediators.
(8/18/17)Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch
This article describes ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.
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From a psychological perspective, the most important problem in mediation is that people take the conflict personally and the outcome of the mediation as a reflection of who they are. This article deals with the psychology and neurobiology of this phenomenon, and how to deal with it in mediation.
I have a problem with a story that we in the conflict resolution field use and I’m hoping we can find a replacement for it.
Nowadays, there are two recurring questions regarding Artificial Intelligence that are very difficult to be answered: How far will humans interact with machines? And until what point humans can be replaced?
Whenever I ask participants in my workshops what words they associate with conflict, they come up with expressions that have most of the time a negative quality. They associate conflict with fear, anxiety, frustration, sadness, loneliness, anger, etc. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
I am travelling back from a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals.
The other day, I received a telephone call from an attorney wondering if I could conduct a mediation on very short notice.
Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.
This article deals with a formula for success in mediating and fostering positive interactions and outcomes: C + S + T – AR = SI, collaboration, plus synergy, plus teamwork, minus adversarial relationships, equals successful interactions.
This is an article describing the 2017 Online Dispute Resolution Conference in Paris.
(7/28/17)Justin Kelsey, Julie Tolek
As more services go digital, it is necessary for legal and mediation professional to follow the trend. Clients expect an equal level of convenience and access in purchasing legal and mediation services that is provided in other online services.
(7/28/17)Robert Bergman, Jonathan Ewing
The cost of commercial litigation continues to rise, as a highly politicized world produces pervasive economic and policy uncertainty.
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Morton Deutsch, the great social psychologist of common sense, explained the difference between competition and cooperation thus: “if you’re positively linked with another, then you sink or swim together."