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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.
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.
Are you looking to carry out workplace mediations? Not sure what the training would involve?
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.”
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?
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.
How can you help clients when the other party disappears?
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.
With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.
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.
Conflict in businesses and organizations can show up in at least three different ways.
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.
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.
You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.
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.”
One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right
Conflict debts at work are hard to pay down.
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.
Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.
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.
Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!
Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.
(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes
Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.
Not so random thoughts on mediation and dispute resolution.
“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
What follows is confusing and disorienting . . . and a little disturbing.
‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.
Preventing conflict is better than a cure!
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.
A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.
(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.
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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.