I have been wondering—as we are well into our second year of the pandemic—whether the relationships between employees with disabilities and their employers are changing in unanticipated ways.
Why talk about negotiation tactics, manipulative moves designed to slant an outcome in one side’s favor more than the other, based on “tricks” or gamesmanship versus merit?
(6/27/21)Lydia Ray, Jonathan Rodrigues
Individuals sinking in personal or professional problems may turn to a mediator; Businesses troubled with contractual and commercial disputes may appoint a mediator; Nation-states imploding in racial or communal tension may call on a mediator – and after all this giving, who does the Mediator call on in times of need?
As a society, we have not resolved many enduring disputes, or convinced each other, or even discussed them intelligently, but ended up instead screaming at one another, clashing violently, and being prepared to manipulate, and even jettison the entire democratic process if it doesn’t back the candidates and policies we support.
Analyzing ADR can be like wrestling an octopus.
Since the untimely and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, the response from many organizations, places of work, and corporations have been to hold listening sessions specifically for African Americans to “share their story” with their peers.
The art and craft of mediation, like many other skills, mainly matures from the myriad mistakes mediators make on their way to meticulously mastering the process.
Zena Zumeta explains the difficulties she sees with using an evaluative approach. However, she sees how it can be useful in a dispute where there is a power imbalance.
The complete compilation of all 7 Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age.
Every officer learns to use violence and the martial arts. How many learn empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence?
(6/08/20)Lucia Kanter St. Amour
A neuroscience explanation of the reaction to the George Floyd tragedy; specific steps leaders need to take to affect change; and how mediators and facilitators can help in the process.
New interview with Nina Meierding by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.
This article is aimed at clients working with collaborative practitioners, therapists, or legal counsel who need to document text message and email conversations for evidence or as a reference, a summary of what to document, and how to document so that what is captured will be admissible, if required.
Workplace mobbing can make you feel crazy.
When most people think of high conflict people (HCPs), they think of bad behavior. The goal seems to be to get them to STOP their bad behavior, by verbally motivating them to have insights into how bad they are acting. However, the high conflict behavior of HCPs is not driven by logic and self-awareness.
What can you do if you think your case cannot be resolved by mediation?
Albie Davis explains that she is okay with mediating with bullies and describes different types of bullies.
(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.
(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey
A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.
There’s a thin line between a high-performance workplace with high expectations and an organisation poisoned by bullying.
A lack of attention to investigating an accusation of assault has cost King’s College NHS Foundation Trust a reported £1 million payout.
I was a fan of Facebook from my first login. I registered right after it opened to the public in 2006, and I led most of my friends onto the platform. I am now choosing to leave Facebook.
In the 9 years since I left my own toxic workplace, I’ve coached and consulted with people in all stages of being bullying or mobbed (bullied by a group).
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These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.