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Mediation, like other forums where leadership is called for, can be a hard business, not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, every once in a great while, something magical, unplanned, and unexpected happens and the room is suddenly filled with hope and light.
Many lawyers are frustrated with their actual clients at times and are tempted to tell them the same thing – and sometimes do.
Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.
Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.
One great benefit of evaluating eight programs with different approaches to resolving the same cases is that it allowed me to uncover program design factors and other variables that promote program success.
Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.
Mediation and the written agreement has become integral to the litigation process and offers avenues through which disputes can be settled amicably.
I think that there is a lot of confusion in the field about how the vagal nerve and our instinctual responses affect us when we are in conflict--specifically how does the vagal nerve respond when we are scared in conflict?
According to new data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website.
This article focuses on how differences in communication styles and in world-views can lead to Native Americans not being heard or understood in mediation; and some thoughts on how to address this problem.
This article discusses Liberia's path to peace and liberation, 1871 - 2017.
This post provides excerpts from my research summarizing significant stresses affecting each of these groups and notes resources and ideas for dealing with them.
Chaos? A mediation out of control? A weak mediator? I don’t think so.
Since the 1300s the adjective heavy – referring to the heart – has been used in the sense of “weighed down with grief or sadness”.
The theme of the session was that while being intelligent is good, it is also very important to have emotional intelligence; the ability to tap into the emotions of others, or to read people.
This new evaluation looks at four-plus years of data across eight different programs to provide a comprehensive analysis of foreclosure mediation in Illinois, and to highlight how differences in program models impacted outcomes.
Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.
This article poses the question of how to evaluate success and failure of mediation.
Whether loved, despised, or a stranger, conflict causes anxiety, increases tension of blood and causes inconvenience.
Mediation has an identity issue - but it’s not its fault.
In conflict: do you keep the heat on or stir the pot?
Had we known about the other person’s perspective and experience about us things may not have gone on so far and become as difficult.
I finally found the right phrase to describe what city planning is, and what city planners do. Planners provide ideas, analyses and organized settings in which governance (i.e. collaborative problem-solving) can take place.
Thanksgiving was a few days ago, and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!
This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of Mediate.com, including content, resources, getting cases and Mediate.com services.
The first step in gaining mediation parties' trust is demonstrating mastery over the process.
The ability to resolve conflicts with one another is a critical life skill, especially in today’s challenging world.
The Einstellung Effect is a cognitive trap that prevents us from seeing better or simpler solutions to problems we’re trying to solve. Here’s how to recognize it and reduce its effect.
How can well run meetings reduce conflict and promote harmony at work?
It often seems that we carry a heaviness in ourselves – our hearts, our heads, our whole beings – when we are in conflict with another person.
It's Anti-Bullying Week; and bullying is now just as much synonymous with workplaces as with problems at school.
Now entering our 24th year, Mediate.com is recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Ken Cloke, author and Founder of Mediators Beyond Borders, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Despite a record of success, in some quarters mediation continues to receive skeptical treatment as an unnecessary step in dispute resolution.
You have met them if you have been mediating for any length of time: High Conflict People.
In his thought-provoking new book, Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy the legendary Ken Cloke reflects on an exchange between two distinguished American authors, Lawrence Susskind and Bernie Mayer, reflected upon here.
Whether it’s gossip, harassment, or time-sucking interruptions we have all encountered challenging behaviors in the workplace. Have you ever wished you knew what to do when they happened?
Privacy is an important element of mediation--this article helps to define it.
You hope to never negotiate or engage a subject with anti-social personality disorder but if you do, you better know about their common traits and symptoms.
Over the years, many people have told me that they sometimes use the “carrot and stick” approach as a negotiation tactic.
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
This video discusses the history of arguing and ways to make it more effective.
This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.
When trained as a mediator, the first thing I learned was that mediation is a client-driven process.
What I offer in this article is some thoughts and ideas of questions that may be helpful to ask at your initial consultation with your mediator.
I’d wager we’ve all had a friend or family member share one of their new creations with us (maybe a poem, or an article, or a intending-to-be-funny youtube video) and ask, excitedly, “What do you think?”
It’s only recently that I heard the term “denialism”.
The power of trying often gets a bad rap in today’s culture.
(11/01/18)Michael A. Zeytoonian
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