As you enter 2017, reflect and commit to being intentional on the small gifts you can provide to strengthen, honor and acknowledge those important relationships in your life. Here are some ideas to consider.
As a business owner a lawsuit can be a stressful situation. Fortunately, you have options, even when a dispute appears headed for the courtroom. By working with an experienced mediator, you gain hope of steering a business disaster toward an agreeable — and even amicable — resolution.
Roger Fisher explains that when one party doesn't want to negotiate, talk to others around them to find out their motivations, interests, concerns, and worries.
(12/23/16)Daniel Dilor, Maria Medina
Conflictos de Importacion. Cuando los Conflictos Gestados Fueran del Ambito Escolar Detonan en la Escuela.
(12/18/16)Armand and Robbin DAlo
Conflict is a part of life, and so exposure to it can be an important lesson in emotional literacy for kids if it is handled properly.
Third party funding (TPF) of claims has been around for quite some time. Historically however, some jurisdictions have prohibited a stranger to a lawsuit financing the claim of another in return for a share of the spoils.
Internal conflict resolution systems save huge amounts of money for their organizations.
I have seen on more than a few occasions an online headline that says "mediation fails in....(dispute)". This article attempts to provide alternative thought to that claim and misconception.
My # 1 cardinal rule during any stage of mediation is to remember to do no harm to the process or your mediator neutrality!
This is a diagnosis for workplace mediators to include in their trainings.
This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.
Transformative theory acknowledges people’s propensity to fall into a vicious cycle of feeling threatened, losing compassion for each other, and then behaving in ways that perpetuate or worsen those experiences.
(11/30/16)Robert Benjamin, Peter Adler
Do the Dems still have enough juice to bargain? Is there a strategy or plan? And, regardless of our individual political proclivities, do we as professionals have anything to suggest to current and future Underdogs when it comes to bargaining with Big Dogs?
Dealing with disputes effectively is indisputably a core skill for any manager.
(11/22/16)Robert A. Baruch Bush, Joseph P. Folger
For us and the colleagues we’ve worked with for many years, our first premise has always been that self-determination, or what we call empowerment, is the central and supreme value of mediation – a premise probably shared by many in the field.
There is room in our field for a broad spectrum of mediation approaches. We should celebrate innovation and a greater diversity, rather than disparage the methods of others. This article rebuts Bush and Folger’s article: "Reclaiming Mediation’s Future: Getting Over the Intoxication of Expertise, Re-Focusing on Party Self-Determination."
How many times do clients come into your divorce mediation office when they aren't on the same page?
Conflict can rob you of two precious mental faculties useful for sorting things out.
It is a safe assumption that the majority of mediators consider themselves collaborators who like helping parties to find solutions with regard to their disputes or conflicts.
Trust is a crucial factor in development of business; mediation can help in business development by re-sprouting the trust between the affected parties.
The future of policing must incorporate mediation. No other profession places its practitioners more in the middle of challenging situations; police officers are regularly expected to make difficult conversations work on the spot.
Emotions, not logic, control our decision making.
Two medical-testing firms have a $5.8 billion deal ready to go yet there are serious legal, risk and ethical issues in the way. The firms have agreed to mediation, which is an encouraging sign of progress in corporate business.
(10/28/16)Tony Belak, Pradeep Deshpande
Traditional approaches to conflict resolution rely on negotiations and changes in training, policies, and procedures. Trying to fix problems after they have already occurred is akin to the desire to improve quality, productivity, and performance in manufacturing and service applications with monitoring alone.
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I have written in the past about how “being present” (or, in the moment) is the single-most important ingredient I bring to a mediation.