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Lorraine Segal

Four Tips to Navigate a Difficult Conversation at Work

(5/23/19)Lorraine Segal

Although you can’t control the outcome of a difficult conversation or meeting at work, you can take inner action to support an effective conversation and a good outcome.

Cinnie Noble

The “Do Nots” of Conflict

(5/23/19)Cinnie Noble

There are a lot of things NOT to say or do when in conflict with someone else if we are wanting to resolve or mend things.

Ever Wondered What it's Like to Train as a Mediator?

(5/23/19)Matt Giblin

Are you looking to carry out workplace mediations? Not sure what the training would involve?

Beth Graham

Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives

(5/23/19)Beth Graham

Amy J. Schmitz, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, has published a timely article titled “Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives.”

Andrew Nadolna

Co-Mediation Can Bring Harmony to a Complex Case

(5/18/19)Andrew Nadolna

When you have a complex, multi-disciplinary problem, should you hire one expert in one aspect of the problem and then hope that that person can manage all the other aspects?

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Robyn Weinstein

(5/18/19)Nicole Wilmet

This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to learn about her favorite resource.

Meredith Richardson

When Someone You Love Disappears on You

(5/18/19)Meredith Richardson

How can you help clients when the other party disappears?

Phyllis Pollack

The “ABC Test” is Retroactive!

(5/18/19)Phyllis Pollack

In 2018, the California Supreme Court drastically changed the employment law landscape in California by adopting the “ABC Test” for determining whether workers are employees ( and not independent contractors) under California wage order laws.

The Downside of DIY Divorce

(5/10/19)Denise French

With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.

Arran Heal

Why the NHS Shouldn't Need to Worry About Whistleblowers

(5/10/19)Arran Heal

The end of NDAs should be fundamental to encouraging good working environments across the NHS and the kind of honest, self-aware culture that both staff and patients can rely on.

Lorraine Segal

Three Common Ways Conflict Shows Up in Organizations

(5/10/19)Lorraine Segal

Conflict in businesses and organizations can show up in at least three different ways.

Tammy Lenski

Start With a Small Yes

(5/10/19)Tammy Lenski

The outset of a difficult conversation often feels like a back-and-forth trading of position and perspective with little common ground. Here’s how to use the psychology of agreement to begin shifting that kind of positional debate to collaborative problem solving.

John Ford

Interview with John Ford: The Future of HR and Workplace Mediation

(5/04/19)John Ford

This is an interview by Dr. Clare Fowler, current Mediate.com Managing Editor, with John Ford, the first Mediate.com Managing Editor and a well-known HR and workplace mediation specialist.

Ann Cerney

Is There LIfe After Divorce At 45? Your Mindset Tells It All

(5/03/19)Ann Cerney

You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.

Arran Heal

Have We Lost the Ability to be Curious?

(5/03/19)Arran Heal

Adrian Chiles in The Guardian recently made the point that “on all media, mainstream and social…nobody wants to know stuff; they just want to tell you what they already know, or how wrong you are about what you think you know.”

Cinnie Noble

The Need to Be Right

(5/03/19)Cinnie Noble

One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right

Lorraine Segal

Avoiding a Conflict Debt at Work

(5/03/19)Lorraine Segal

Conflict debts at work are hard to pay down.

Maria Simpson

Two Things About Negotiating

(4/26/19)Maria Simpson

Have you ever heard yourself say (or think) something like,“Wait. No. Actually I didn’t mean it that way. I was just throwing ideas out. I . . .” Oops.

Leyla Balakhane

Division of Assets and Debts

(4/26/19)Leyla Balakhane

Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

Tammy Lenski

Slow Down and Be the Bedouin

(4/26/19)Tammy Lenski

It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.

Cinnie Noble

Who Are You When You Are In Conflict?

(4/26/19)Cinnie Noble

Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!

Ann Cerney

Are You and Your Ex “High Conflict Parents”? 5 Red Flags and What You Can Do

(4/22/19)Ann Cerney

Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.

Save Your Professional Relationships: The Doctor’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes

Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.

Maria Simpson

Name Your Anger

(4/22/19)Maria Simpson

Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.

Arthur Pressman

You Say You Want a Resolution?

(4/22/19)Arthur Pressman

Not so random thoughts on mediation and dispute resolution.

Joy Rosenthal

What’s Fair Is Fair… Or Is It?

(4/12/19)Joy Rosenthal

“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”

John Sturrock

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

Donald Swanson

Mediator Hostility is Effective?!

(4/08/19)Donald Swanson

What follows is confusing and disorienting . . . and a little disturbing.

Ann Cerney

5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex

(4/08/19)Ann Cerney

‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.

Katherine Graham

The 5 Pillars of Conversational Intelligence

(4/08/19)Katherine Graham

Preventing conflict is better than a cure!

Cinnie Noble

Second-Guessing Ourselves When In Conflict

(4/08/19)Cinnie Noble

I don’t know about you – but there are many times I “second-guess” what I said or did in some conflict situations. Or, I might “second-guess” what bothered me in the first place.

Phyllis Pollack

Silence is Golden!

(4/01/19)Phyllis Pollack

A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Lead Without Bullying

(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.

Jeff Thompson

HOBAS: Understanding the Data Behind U.S. Crisis Hostage Negotiation

(4/01/19)Jeff Thompson

Working with the FBI, I had access to the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) and put out what I believe to be is the most current up-to-date information on law enforcement negotiation statistics.

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