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Chris Straw

Team or Organizational Commitment?

(4/20/18)Chris Straw

Team or organizational commitment: Which leads to better inter-team conflict management?

Recognizing The Signs Of A Conflict Storm

(4/20/18)

By paying attention to the early signs of conflict, you become more aware of a potentially slow-growing storm.

Phyllis Pollack

Over Confidence Can Kill!

(4/20/18)Phyllis Pollack

While typically we discuss the over confidence bias in the context of negotiations, trials and other non-life-threatening events, this bias applies to all situations.

Neutral Analysis: A Powerful and Effective Tool

(4/20/18)Clarence Pozza

In a wide range of disputes, counsel and their clients have increasingly turned to neutral analysis and evaluation.

Jen Reynolds

Backhanded Compliments

(4/20/18)Jen Reynolds

Those of us who teach negotiation often focus on building rapport and being attentive to relational dynamics.

Mark Baer

Start Protecting The Public Before Raising State Bar Fees

(4/13/18)Mark Baer

The problem with the Ba Association is a lack of agreed upon understanding of what "its critical public protection functions" entails.

Spaces for Peace

(4/13/18)Allegra Chen-Carrel

It is referred to as the Dead Zone, the Green Line or No-Man’s Land.

Claudia Winkler

If You Are Not Willing to Do the Unusual, You Will Have to Settle for the Ordinary

(4/13/18)Claudia Winkler

I combined a recent mediation training with the following schedule: Eat, sleep, snorkel, repeat.

John Sturrock

Optimizing the Use of Joint Sessions in Mediation

(4/13/18)John Sturrock

Much has been said and written about the demise of the joint meeting in mediation. In my experience, such a view is premature and, I fear, is potentially wasteful of the power that mediation brings for creative problem-solving.

Dan Simon

More FAQ’s from Mediators

(4/06/18)Dan Simon

Here are typical questions mediators have at mediation trainings.

Eric Van Loon

Ten Tips Toward Client Arbitration Satisfaction

(4/06/18)Eric Van Loon

Except in “bet the company” circumstances, extensive discovery, dispositive motions, expert reports, and hearing costs are making courthouse litigation cost prohibitive.

Lorraine Segal

Conflict at Work—the Power of Envisioning Harmony

(4/05/18)Lorraine Segal

A powerful tool for healing and transforming conflict at work is affirming and envisioning harmony.

Tammy Lenski

Is the Overconfidence Effect Sabotaging Your Communication?

(4/05/18)Tammy Lenski

The overconfidence effect is a natural bias toward believing that we’re better at something than we actually are.

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(3/26/18)Mediate.com

Now celebrating our 23rd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory.

Phyllis Pollack

Settlement Ethics 101

(3/23/18)Phyllis Pollack

So… is the attorney in the Daniels/Trump case in a no-win situation here?

Kathy Popaleni

Strategies for Giving Feedback That People Can Hear

(3/23/18)Kathy Popaleni

More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.

Chris Straw

New Hope in Dealing With an Abusive Supervisor

(3/23/18)Chris Straw

Abusive supervisors are ubiquitous in the workplace, causing distress for their employees and costing employers in the US an estimated $23.8 billion each year.

Brennan Frazier

Mini-Grant Deadline Approaching for Community Mediation

(3/16/18)Brennan Frazier

This year’s JAMS Foundation/NAFCM funding focus is Homeless, those facing eviction and public housing.

Mark Baer

Working with Challenging Family Situations: A Mediator's Perspective

(3/16/18)Mark Baer

If you were asked to stop doing any of these simple tasks, what feelings and emotions might you experience?

Bruce Edwards

Why Ego Management is Key to Effective Mediation

(3/16/18)Bruce Edwards

In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers

Phyllis Pollack

The Medium Makes the Difference!

(3/09/18)Phyllis Pollack

The last decade and a half has seen an explosion in communication by every means imaginable other than face to face. For this reason, I believe its points are worth revisiting.

Cinnie Noble

What it Takes to be Conflict Masterful

(3/09/18)Cinnie Noble

How we define conflict mastery and the characteristics needed to be and be seen as such varies.

Shirli Kirschner

Dispute Management Plans and ADR

(3/09/18)Shirli Kirschner

Three myths relevant to Dispute Management Plans (DMPs) exist.

F. Peter Phillips

Supreme Court’s Grant of Cert Will Examine Difference Between “Arbitrability” and “Jurisdiction”

(3/09/18)F. Peter Phillips

One of the issues before the Supreme Court right nowis particularly interesting.

John Lande

Difficult Conversations in the Modern Era of (Anti-) Social Media

(3/02/18)John Lande

Recent events show that our social problems are exacerbated by a wide variety of anti-social media behaviors.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Conflict Styles: Digital vs Paper

(3/02/18)Ronald S. Kraybill

I used to be ambivalent about the digital v paper choice, but no more.

Beth Graham

SCOTX Holds Payday Lender Did Not Waive Right to Arbitration

(3/02/18)Beth Graham

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a payday lender did not waive its right to compel arbitration against the company’s defaulting customers.

Tammy Lenski

How to Backpedal After Saying the Wrong Thing

(3/02/18)Tammy Lenski

When words come out of your mouth that you instantly regret, here are some ways to recover from your faux pas and minimize the impact of ill-chosen words.

Meredith Richardson

How to Get Rid of 80% of Your Unhappiness in Relationships

(2/22/18)Meredith Richardson

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? The theory is that 80% of consequences are a direct result of 20% of causes.

Phyllis Pollack

You Look Like Someone I Can Trust!

(2/22/18)Phyllis Pollack

When my sister had just been born, my mother boarded a crowded war time train with my sister in her arms, then turnd and handed the baby to a trusting stranger.

Jason Dykstra

Spirituality of Conflict Transformation

(2/22/18)Jason Dykstra

Over the years, I have sensed a profound need for the development of a spirituality of conflict transformation within the peacebuilding community generally and within the Mennonite peacebuilding community specifically.

Cinnie Noble

Letting Conflict Define Us

(2/22/18)Cinnie Noble

There are times we get so caught up in a dispute that we become defined by it.

Lorraine Segal

Managing Conflict with your Inner Critic

(2/22/18)Lorraine Segal

Many of us have a vocal inner critic, who tells us what we’re doing wrong, how what we’re trying won’t work, how we’ll never be good enough.

Shirli Kirschner

Court-based Dispute Resolution

(2/16/18)Shirli Kirschner

Adapted from Prof Tania Sourdin, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 5th ed, 2016, Thomson Reuters. ADRAC gratefully acknowledges the authorship of Professor Sourdin, who kindly prepared this paper.

Cinnie Noble

Being Sorry

(2/16/18)Cinnie Noble

Sometimes we are sorry about what we said in a conflict and say so. Sometimes we are not sorry but say we are anyway.

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