Category: Blogs – Facilitation

Bayonetta 3, Fairpay and Negotiation author.

Bayonetta 3, Fairpay and Negotiation

Interested in issues like pay equity, pay transparency, salary negotiations, and the role of gender and unions? Then, this video...

By Bob Bordone
Making Your Workplace Mentally Fit author.

Making Your Workplace Mentally Fit

Workplace stress and mental illness are rising at an alarming rate. The mental health index by Lifeworks found that more...

By Sheryl Ellis
Don’t Wait For Others; Be The Change author.

Don’t Wait For Others; Be The Change

Unmanaged conflict can result in feeling trapped and miserable at work, caught in negative looping relationships that are tit-for-tat, ripe...

By Merry Brown
Wrangling Emotions author.

Wrangling Emotions

Howard Herman gets parties out of battle mode in cases with complex power dynamics After 37 years, including 23 years...

By Howard Herman
Managing Conflict and Bullying Behavior in the Workplace author.

Managing Conflict and Bullying Behavior in the Workplace

Recently, I have been addressing questions about bullying behavior in the workplace and how to use the TKI Conflict Model to help...

By Ralph Kilmann
Modifying Underlying Dimensions in the TKI author.

Modifying Underlying Dimensions in the TKI

Since the early 1970s, two dimensions of the TKI have been used to plot the five conflict modes: Assertiveness and Cooperativeness (my...

By Ralph Kilmann
Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more… author.

Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more…

A sample of over 3,000 phrases for negotiators, mediators, and judges, on more than 400 topics in the book from...

By John Barkai
Slices of Conflict in Life author.

Slices of Conflict in Life

Question:  Where does conflict come from? Answer: Normal, unconflicted life. Building on Felstiner, Abel, and Sarat’s classic article describing the...

By John Lande
Mediation for Wedding Vendors and Couples in Singapore author.

Mediation for Wedding Vendors and Couples in Singapore

Ministry of Law in Singapore has provided for ‘free’ mediation for wedding couples and wedding vendors that were affected by...

By Pitamber Yadav
Turn your Mistakes into Stories author.

Turn your Mistakes into Stories

How did you learn to turn your mistakes into stories? This was the thoughtful question Alesia Grace Thompson asked me...

By Lorraine Segal
For the Forces of Good, Indeed! author.

For the Forces of Good, Indeed!

If you are interested in a highly readable, relatable, and well-reasoned book on how to live a life empowered and...

By Merry Brown
Recognize and Close Culture Gaps author.

Recognize and Close Culture Gaps

The culture of a family, community, or organization partially determines whether a given conflict mode (particularly collaborating) can be used...

By Ralph Kilmann
Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples author.

Post Divorce Haunts: Unresolved Issues or Changes in Circumstances Come Back to Haunt Divorced Couples

Divorce agreements tell a story.  The story speaks not only of arrangements for children’s living and times spent with each...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Inside a High-Profile Plea Bargain Negotiation – Part I author.

Inside a High-Profile Plea Bargain Negotiation – Part I

The New York Times published a fascinating account of the plea bargaining of Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO.  This was...

By Cynthia Alkon
“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”* author.

“When ‘Happily Ever After…’ becomes ‘Under Construction Forever After’”*

Review of Ellen Bruno’s Documentary Film, Split Up—The Teen Years Back in 2013, I reviewed for Mediate.com a documentary titled...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
6 Tips to help Manage Conflict at Work author.

6 Tips to help Manage Conflict at Work

I frequently receive requests to reduce the complexity of conflict management and the TKI Assessment into a few simple “tips”...

By Ralph Kilmann
Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships author.

Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships

Much of what takes place in couples, families, and other close relationships lies buried beneath layers of unspoken desire, expectation,...

By Kenneth Cloke
A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’ author.

A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $392 billion of federal investments in energy and climate policies, reflects a...

By John Lande
Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses author.

Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses

Toxic co-workers or bosses can create big problems at work. As a workplace conflict transformation consultant, coach, and trainer, I...

By Lorraine Segal
Positive and Negative Emotions in Conflict author.

Positive and Negative Emotions in Conflict

When we think about the kinds of emotions people experience in conflict, we usually think of negative ones like anger...

By Samantha Hardy
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
Nesting Divorce: When Co-Parents rotate in and out of the home author.

Nesting Divorce: When Co-Parents rotate in and out of the home

When you are considering a divorce, it is a reasonable question to ask whether you could stay in the same...

By Roseann Vanella
It’s Fine (and other misunderstandings that fuel conflict) author.

It’s Fine (and other misunderstandings that fuel conflict)

Misunderstandings and assumptions about what another person means, or what the word they use means, can really fuel conflicts. I’ve written...

By Lorraine Segal
Interrupting When in Conflict – A No No! author.

Interrupting When in Conflict – A No No!

It is common when we are in conflict, that as our emotions escalate, many of us tend to interrupt more...

By Cinnie Noble
Assessing “Looking Good”​ or Actual Behavior? author.

Assessing “Looking Good”​ or Actual Behavior?

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Each Of Us Can Be The Superhero That Changes The World author.

Each Of Us Can Be The Superhero That Changes The World

In this world, something outrageous is happening, conflicts are everywhere and between everyone, and it seems like those numbers are...

By Alessandra Sgubini
More Than Ever, Leaders Need Soft Skills author.

More Than Ever, Leaders Need Soft Skills

Hiring leaders used to mean identifying their areas of technical expertise, looking at the positions they had held, and evaluating...

By Maria Simpson
Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya author.

Mediation at the Grassroots: Kenya

Mediation is not a new concept in the Kenyan culture.  It was traditionally used to settle disputes.  It was used...

By Njoki Nyanjui
A Comparison of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems author.

A Comparison of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems

For those disputants who have found that there is no pertinent binding or legal remedy to their problems or where...

By Sharon Kendrick-Johnson
Needed: Random Acts of Kindness author.

Needed: Random Acts of Kindness

I was at a concert of the LA Philharmonic one recent Sunday afternoon to hear some ballet music, including Stravinsky’s...

By Maria Simpson

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