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John Sturrock

On the Road to Solutions that Work for All

(1/05/18)John Sturrock

The idea of our bus tour was to engage local communities in conversations about what was important to them in their area and explore how effective dialogue can aid problem-solving, help resolve contentious issues and reduce conflict.

John Lande

Confusing Dispute Resolution Jargon

(1/05/18)John Lande

In response to my question, “Do you use “BATNA” wrong?,” I plead guilty, with an explanation.

Cinnie Noble

Conflict Resolutions for 2018!

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours!

F. Peter Phillips

Arbitration of Criminal Plea Bargains? A Step Too Far Says Ninth Circuit

(1/05/18)F. Peter Phillips

This article discusses the decision holding that disputes between a putative criminal defendant and a private company contracted by a prosecutor pursuant to a criminal diversion process are not subject to arbitration.

Shirli Kirschner

Children and ADR

(1/05/18)Shirli Kirschner

Children are involved in ADR processes in five main contexts.

John Lande

Letter to Kelly

(12/29/17)John Lande

This article is a letter of advice to someone who is starting law school.

Bernard Morrow

End of the Year: The Kids are Alright

(12/29/17)Bernard Morrow

End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Plan Teambuilding Now

(12/29/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Good relationships rarely happen by chance. They happen by choice, when people choose to do stuff that facilitates friendship and connection.

John Sturrock

Mediating Minimally

(12/29/17)John Sturrock

As the year comes to an end, I am expanding upon a story to which I referred in a previous blog, in the hope that it may provide a couple of useful reminders of what we do as mediators.

Joy Rosenthal

Tips for Keeping the Kids out of the Conflict

(12/22/17)Joy Rosenthal

Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.

Tammy Lenski

When it Seems Trivial, Pay Close Attention

(12/22/17)Tammy Lenski

When you’re tempted to dismiss someone’s concerns as trivial, or roll your eyes at the things people find to fight over, it’s time to sit up straight and pay attention.

Lorraine Segal

When Your Boss Is A Bully

(12/22/17)Lorraine Segal

I recently did some consulting at a non-profit, and witnessed a bully very much like one of the (Division chair) managers who made my life a misery when I was a tenured professor.

Cinnie Noble

I Would Never ...

(12/22/17)Cinnie Noble

The other day a coaching client told me that she became angry at a man she works with who criticized how she managed a situation.

Lorraine Segal

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying (part 2)

(12/15/17)Lorraine Segal

Letting go of resentments is a powerful tool to help you survive and heal from workplace bullying.

Shirli Kirschner

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and ADR

(12/15/17)Shirli Kirschner

This topic is a sizable one which raises many sensitive and complex issues well beyond the scope of any snapshot overview.

Larry Susskind

Do colleges and universities in America do more harm than good? Of course not!

(12/15/17)Larry Susskind

The Conflict Resolution Toolbox has been 20 years in the making. I first started gathering good tools when I became a professional mediator and coach, tossing in a few from my college leadership years for good measure.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family Business Succession: The Joys and Challenges

(12/15/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.

John Sturrock

Restoring Autonomy to the Clients – A Mediator’s True Calling?

(12/09/17)John Sturrock

A whole day of mediation without a “joint meeting”.

Kevin McDonnell

Embracing ADR

(12/08/17)Kevin McDonnell

In recent years, large companies have embraced arbitration as their preferred method of dispute resolution, particularly in international disputes with suppliers, customers and business partners.

Dan Simon

Mind Mapping and the Transformative Framework

(12/08/17)Dan Simon

Guest blogger, Kees van Eijk, supports human interaction in this article by mapping thoughts, ideas, and emotions. He is a registered mediator and team facilitator working in the Netherlands.

Barbara Allen

Attention Mediators in the State of Texas: Mandatory Training Required for Family Neutrals by January 2018

(12/01/17)Barbara Allen

To be qualified to serve as an impartial third party under Subchapter C, Chapter 154 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, additional training is required of Family Mediators and other third party neutrals on or before January 1, 2018.

Phyllis Pollack

Anger Has Its Benefits !!

(12/01/17)Phyllis Pollack

Researchers concluded that “‘People intuitively chose to become angry… They believed they would become more effective competitors.’”

John Ford

Conflict Audit: How Much Is Conflict Costing Your Organization?

(12/01/17)John Ford

Finally discover how to quantify the direct and hidden Costs of Conflict.

Patricia Porter

Take Five! – How Adults Can Benefit From A Time Out

(12/01/17)Patricia Porter

The logic behind the time-out method is that if you remove the child from a fun surrounding when they do something wrong, then it will eliminate that behavior.

Cinnie Noble

Mind Your Own Beeswax

(12/01/17)Cinnie Noble

As a kid, I remember using the phrase “mind your own beeswax” – instead of mind your own business – as a reaction to others who were being nosy.

Cinnie Noble

Argue For Your Limitations

(11/27/17)Cinnie Noble

There’s a quote I really like by Richard Bach. It reads: “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.”

Tammy Lenski

4 Quick Techniques to Help You Think Straight in an Argument

(11/27/17)Tammy Lenski

When we feel overwhelmed by a difficult conversation, we can get emotionally swamped and lose access to our good conflict resolution, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Lorraine Segal

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying

(11/27/17)Lorraine Segal

Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.

Beth Graham

SCOTUS to Hear Oral Argument Over Constitutionality of Review of Patents

(11/27/17)Beth Graham

Next week, the nation’s highest court will consider whether the controversial process that is currently used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to analyze the validity of and cancel existing patents is constitutional.

Mediate.com ZZZZZ

Mediate.com Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO!

(11/22/17)Mediate.com

Now celebrating our 22nd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory. Mediate.com is the overall 8th ranked law firm directory and the only mediation or ADR directory listed!

Larry Susskind

Universities are Underinvesting in Efforts to Improve the Quality of Teaching

(11/17/17)Larry Susskind

Given that universities have only two primary tasks -- teaching and research – they ought to be willing to invest as much in improving the quality of their teaching as they do in providing an elaborate infrastructure to support basic and applied research.

Elena Gurevich

Roundup: Legislation with Mediation or Arbitration…Maybe for the future?

(11/17/17)Elena Gurevich

Several bills have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate this year that touch upon arbitration or mediation.

Cinnie Noble

Bringing Your Best Self to a Conflict

(11/17/17)Cinnie Noble

How is the best version of yourself different from the second best version of you?

Shirli Kirschner

Conciliation

(11/17/17)Shirli Kirschner

What are the origins of conciliation in Australia?

Tammy Lenski

The Question That Brings Hamster Wheel Debates to a Standstill

(11/10/17)Tammy Lenski

Some debates, arguments, and bickering go on and on, without leading anywhere (except to more frustration).

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