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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.
Jeffrey Krivis

Can We Call a Truce? Ten Tips for Negotiating Workplace Conflicts

(7/06/16)Jeffrey Krivis Whether two employees are fighting or a disgruntled client is on the verge of leaving, you—yes, you—can step in and help solve the problem. Here are some tricks of the trade.
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Business Mediation: Strengthening Partnerships for the Long Haul

(6/27/16)Dr. Lynne C. Halem Business partnerships are similar to marriages. Consider the problems encountered by these two very different partnerships.
Jason Dykstra

4 Steps to Developing a Conflict Resilient Mindset

(6/10/16)Jason Dykstra “Hey Mick, what are you doing hammering on that boulder?” To which Michelangelo responded, “There’s an angel inside and I’m trying to let it out!”
Katherine Graham

Trouble at the Top: Why CEOs Don't Use Mediation

(6/06/16)Katherine Graham The C-suite, the Board, senior management – call it what you will, those at the top of an organisation are as prone to conflict as the rest of us. But even more than the staff base, senior management are reluctant to use mediation.
Clare Fowler

3 Dastardly Disputes

(6/06/16)Clare Fowler It seems lately everyone is trying to classify disputes. Well, never let it be said that I wasn't one for jumping on the bandwagon.
Bill Eddy

Bullies At Work

(5/22/16)Bill Eddy Workplace bullying is a growing international problem. It is more than a one-time incident. It is a pattern of behavior between a bully and another worker which can demoralize, isolate and trigger illness in the target of the bully.
Lorraine Segal

The Illusion of Making Someone Else Change

(5/20/16)Lorraine Segal One of the most common illusions that new coaching clients have is that by working with me they can somehow find tricks or techniques to convince the other person to think and behave differently.
Roland Chesters

Why Disability Mediation is Crucial

(5/13/16)Roland Chesters Disabled people are significantly more likely to experience unfair treatment at work than non-disabled people.
Jennifer Mahony

Creating Psychological Safety at Work isn’t Just About Avoiding a Workplace Bullying Complaint

(5/06/16)Jennifer Mahony When employment relationships take a turn, there can often feel like there is no way back. However, mediation can be a powerful tool in rehabilitating working relationships.
Lorraine Segal

Zen of the Gym—What I’ve learned about workplace conflict resolution at the gym

(4/29/16)Lorraine Segal I used to get into small verbal arguments with other members using the machines, partly out of my own impatience, and partly because they were violating the rules of courteous use.
Jen Reynolds

Green on Race and ADR

(4/29/16)Jen Reynolds Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M) recently spoke on “Civility and Mediation as Workplace Responses to Conscious Disregard of Racially-Biased Behaviors.” Like this title, Michael’s talk was provocative, stuffed with information, and at once idealistic and critical.
Richard Peachey

Counting the Cost of Conflict - Video

(3/29/16)Richard Peachey This video produced by CMP Resolutions quickly describes a sample grievance process.
Tammy Lenski

Overcoming an “Empathy Deficit” in Conflict

(3/18/16)Tammy Lenski The stress of conflict has ramifications we’re only just beginning to understand: We can apparently “catch” someone else’s stress physiologically.
Lorraine Segal

The Path of Love in Conflict Management

(3/18/16)Lorraine Segal When an organization is looking for someone to help them with persistent conflict or antagonistic patterns of interaction between people at work, the need for love isn’t likely to come first to mind.
Maria Simpson

Discussion and Dialogue

(3/11/16)Maria Simpson It seems there might be some confusion about the differences between discussion and dialogue, and between mediation and facilitation, so let’s try to clarify the different goals of each process, because they each require different skills and tactics.
John Lande

A No-Brainer?

(3/04/16)John Lande One might assume that using a “planned early dispute resolution” (PEDR) system should be a “no-brainer” for businesses that regularly litigate because litigation-as-usual undermines so very many business interests.
Noa Zanolli

When Conflict In The Workplace Escalates To Emotional Abuse

(2/29/16)Noa Zanolli Millions of men and women of all ages, ethnic, and racial backgrounds all across the U.S. hate going to work, gradually fall into despair and often become gravely ill. Some flee from jobs they used to love, others endure the situation unable to figure a way out.
Stanford School of Business

Stanford How to Negotiate - Video

(2/29/16)Stanford School of Business This is an instructional video produced by the Stanford School of Business. It covers the process of negotiation by Joel Peterson.
Guest Author

Group Facilitation Workshop Facilitation & Facilitation Training

(2/29/16) Meeting Facilitation & Group Facilitation is an effective video with good facilitation skills & facilitation training. Michael Tipper shares tips for facilitating meetings & workshops.
Guest Author

Conflict Management in the Workplace

(2/29/16) Unresolved conflict in the workplace draws significant amount of time and energy away from the task at hand. It can negatively impact employees, customers and friends and family members. This webinar will help you identify and manage conflict as an opportunity to improve and innovate and not stagnate personally and professionally.
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