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Maria Simpson

And Then There's Wells Fargo

(12/09/16)Maria Simpson

Internal conflict resolution systems save huge amounts of money for their organizations.

Ken Blanchard

Servant Leadership Sets People Up For Success All Year Long

(12/09/16)Ken Blanchard

This is a diagnosis for workplace mediators to include in their trainings.

Peter Huang

Some Timeless Business Wisdom from Peter Drucker and How It Can Help Your Dispute Resolution Efforts

(11/28/16)Peter Huang

Dealing with disputes effectively is indisputably a core skill for any manager.

A Collaborative Process to Resolve International Business Disputes: Mediation Policy as a Global Business Model

(11/16/16)Christiane Rosenbaum, David Weiss

This is an editorial on real time updates on where we stand on significant policy initiatives affecting the cross border mediation process and what both the ADR and business community should be briefed on.

Art Hinshaw

Schmitz on Student Loans, Arbitrations, and Class Waivers

(11/11/16)Art Hinshaw

The new Department of Education rules include significant provisions restricting school arbitration agreements.

Katherine Graham

Where Mediation is Used, Other than the Workplace

(10/28/16)Katherine Graham

Training to be a mediator is very popular particularly for people who have been made redundant and are looking for alternative stimulating and rewarding employment. And quite right too because being a mediator is deeply satisfying work!

Patricia Porter

How And Why To Avoid Political Talk At Work

(10/21/16)Patricia Porter

Are you sick of people discussing politics at work? Or are you one of those folks who can’t seem to stop talking about the candidates?

Maria Simpson

Managers Want Conflict Resolution Training

(10/21/16)Maria Simpson

A recent article in Forbes (10/1/16) includes some really dismaying statistics about management communication and training. Here are three.

Ariel Belen

Diversity and Mediation

(10/21/16)Ariel Belen

Imagine two parties locked in a bitter and acrimonious dispute that has gone through six years of hotly contested litigation. At issue are the ownership and control of at least a dozen commercial and residential properties valued in the tens of millions of dollars.

Nina Meierding

Looking to the Future: Is There Still A Place For Proactive, Early Intervention Mediation in Our Changing Field?

(10/17/16)Nina Meierding

The author is hopeful that mediators, participants, and attorneys will re-examine the trend of late intervention, lawyer-centric mediation and bring pro-active, early mediation back as one of the important focuses of the mediation field.

Tammy Lenski

Friction With a Colleague? Ask for a Favor

(10/07/16)Tammy Lenski

When friction enters a working relationship, sometimes the best path through isn’t to talk it out. Sometimes the best path through is an indirect one — ask for a favor. Here’s how the Ben Franklin Effect works.

John Lande

Lainey Feingold's Book on Structured Negotiation

(10/03/16)John Lande

I recently had a chance to talk with Lainey Feingold, the author of a great new book on negotiation, which she describes below.

Jason Dykstra

Solving the Busyness Problem

(9/09/16)Jason Dykstra

Think about the last time that someone asked us how things were going? We probably responded with, “pretty good, you know…keeping pretty busy!”

Tammy Lenski

How to Navigate the “not my problem” Problem

(8/19/16)Tammy Lenski

“That’s not my problem” are four of the most frustrating words to hear when you’re trying to talk through a conflict.

Lorraine Segal

Manage, Don’t Enable, Feuds at Work

(8/19/16)Lorraine Segal

When disagreements at work are unresolved, one of the unfortunate outcomes can be long lasting workplace feuds.

Maria Simpson

So Much Anger to Manage!

(8/19/16)Maria Simpson

Everybody seems to be angry lately, and a lot of people are writing about it.

F. Peter Phillips

New Book on Business ADR

(8/19/16)F. Peter Phillips

The ABA Business Law Section has about 50 substantive committees, many of which include subcommittees addressing dispute resolution in their field. In the past several months, many members of these various entities undertook a collaborative effort to “cut across the solos.”

Phyllis Pollack

Are We Our Own Worst Enemies?

(8/12/16)Phyllis Pollack

An article, from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation entitled “Salary Negotiations”, focuses on negotiating the best salary possible, some of its points are equally applicable to negotiations in general.

Jason Dykstra

When Did Asking Questions Become a Sign of Weakness?

(8/05/16)Jason Dykstra

The other day I heard a story about a mom that had decided to go back to school to get her Masters Degree to further her career.

Maria Simpson

Do Organizations Bully?

(7/29/16)Maria Simpson

I received an interesting update from Civility Partners last week on bullying, citing research showing that “education, government and healthcare are three industries where bullying seems to really thrive.”

Jim Melamed

Effective Conversations in American Society: Time for a National Mediation Act

(7/20/16)Jim Melamed

Please join Mediate.com in recognizing the importance of effective conversations and mediation by supporting a National Mediation Act. This is the shift in social consciousness, American exceptionalism and American leadership that we and the world now most need.

Maria Walsh

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Grow

(7/15/16)Maria Walsh

With expanded participation of women in the workforce, there is a need to adapt the workplace to pregnant and breast-feeding workers.

Katherine Graham

Guidance on Investigating a Grievance About an Organisational Policy

(7/11/16)Katherine Graham

Sometimes as part of an investigation, you have to determine whether a policy is inherently flawed or whether a manager is applying it incorrectly – intentionally or not.

Jason Dykstra

What All New Leaders Should Understand

(7/11/16)Jason Dykstra

Coming into a role where you are expected to get others to work together efficiently and effectively to create the best possible product or service isn’t an easy task.

Mervyn Malamed

Systemising the Way We Manage Workplace Conflict

(7/11/16)Mervyn Malamed

A good Integrated Conflict Management System covers a spectrum of dispute resolution practices from formal, to informal, and developmental.

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