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News Roundup For Mediators

by Diane J. Levin

From Online Guide to Mediation

Diane J. Levin

News roundup for mediatorsThis week's mediator link-fest includes the following headlines:

"Attributing Blame — from the Baseball Diamond to the War on Terror", from The Situationist, examines the ways in which we attribute blame and draw inferences about the motivation of others when bad stuff happens.

Cognitive Daily offers "Insight into how children learn cultural values", and also explains "Why we are blind to some changes but not others".

Neuromarketing, a blog I've recently discovered, takes a look at decision making in "Want" vs. "Should" - It’s All in The Timing".

The Executive Assistant's Tool Box explains "How to Speak Your Mind (and Keep Your Job)", while Lawsagna discusses "Three Kinds of Empathy".

Workplace bullying is getting plenty of attention this week. Thoughts from a Management Lawyer describes the results of the U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey 2007 (in PDF) in "Workplace Bullying is Widespread". And Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life has advice on "How to Deal with a Workplace Bully".

Finally, the secret's out: everyone's talking about mediator-blogger Geoff Sharp's "40 sites in 40 minutes", a whirlwind tour of Geoff's favorite stops in the ADR cyber-neighborhood.

(Thanks, Geoff, by the way, for including Online Guide to Mediation on your list.)


Diane Levin, J.D., is a mediator, dispute resolution trainer, negotiation coach, writer, and lawyer based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, who has instructed people from around the world in the art of talking it out. Since 1995 she has helped clients resolve disputes involving tort, employment, business, estate, family, and real property issues, and serves on numerous mediation panels, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Training and coaching are an enduring passion -- she has taught thousands of people to resolve conflict, negotiate better, or become mediators -- from Croatian judges to Fortune 500 executives.


A geek at heart, Levin consults on web design and social media to professionals.  She blogs about ADR at the intersection of law, science, and popular culture at the award-winning, regarded as one of the world's top ADR blogs.  She also tracks and catalogues ADR blogs world-wide at, where she has created a community for bloggers writing about constructive ways to resolve disputes.


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