Category: Conflict Theory

Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30 author.

Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30

REGISTER NOW Mediate.com is excited to announce our Mediation and Mental Health Conference, September 28-30, 2022! See the Conference Agenda! This...

By Clare Fowler
Conflict Resolution Readiness author.

Conflict Resolution Readiness

So often we embark on a difficult communication or react to a conflict situation by trying to discuss it before...

By Cinnie Noble
Conflict Management and ‘The Big Picture’ author.

Conflict Management and ‘The Big Picture’

Here is a far-reaching question: What causes conflict? In particular, does conflict largely stem from differences within and between people?...

By Ralph Kilmann
A Dollar for Chalking author.

A Dollar for Chalking

In May 2019, I posted a blog about a plaintiff who challenged a parking ticket on the grounds that chalking her tires...

By Phyllis Pollack
Dispute Resolution in the Post Babel Era author.

Dispute Resolution in the Post Babel Era

What is the Post Babel Era? The narrative of the tower of Babel is an etiology or explanation of a...

By Robert Bergman
Conflict Management and Political Behaviour around the World author.

Conflict Management and Political Behaviour around the World

Can the TKI Conflict Model (i.e., the five conflict modes along with the assertiveness, cooperativeness, distributive, integrative, and protective dimensions) shed some...

By Ralph Kilmann
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
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
IS THE WORLD REALLY FALLING APART, OR DOES IT JUST FEEL THAT WAY? author.

IS THE WORLD REALLY FALLING APART, OR DOES IT JUST FEEL THAT WAY?

That’s the title of an article by New York Times reporter Max Fisher.  He summarizes, “By most measures – with one glaring...

By John Lande
ICODR Podcast 4: Colin Rule – CEO of Mediate.com, Arbitrate.com & ODR.com author.

ICODR Podcast 4: Colin Rule – CEO of Mediate.com, Arbitrate.com & ODR.com

In this episode of the ICODR podcast, Ian interviews Colin Rule, CEO of mediate.com, arbitrate.com, and odr.com. In 2011 Colin co-founded Modria, an...

By Colin Rule, Ian MacDuff
50 Questions You Can Ask Friends and Relatives in Political Arguments author.

50 Questions You Can Ask Friends and Relatives in Political Arguments

In the aftermath of the election, and as we head into the holidays when we will be talking with friends...

By Kenneth Cloke
What is Conflict Transformation? author.

What is Conflict Transformation?

I heard the term conflict transformation for the first time a few months ago, in a small committee meeting connected to my...

By Lorraine Segal
But is it “Fair”? author.

But is it “Fair”?

How many times have we heard the refrain,” But, it is not fair!” or “I just want to be fair...

By Phyllis Pollack
Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems? author.

Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems?

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

By Ralph Kilmann
Top 10 Questions About Child Support author.

Top 10 Questions About Child Support

Top 10 Questions About Child Support One of the most talked-about issues in separation is the issue of child support....

By Marian Grande
Conflict & Consciousness author.

Conflict & Consciousness

Who is Determining Your Self-Worth? I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for...

By Ralph Kilmann
Personal Transformations are Required for Corporate Transformation author.

Personal Transformations are Required for Corporate Transformation

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

By Ralph Kilmann
7 Points on the War and Dialogue from Ukrainian Mediators and Dialogue Facilitators author.

7 Points on the War and Dialogue from Ukrainian Mediators and Dialogue Facilitators

Assembled by Dr. Tetiana Kyselova THIS DOCUMENT WAS DEVELOPED BY UKRAINIAN MEDIATORS AND DIALOGUE FACILITATORS to convey their voice and...

By Tatiana Kyselova
The Known and the Unknown author.

The Known and the Unknown

At a February 12, 2002, news briefing, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld explained the limitations of intelligence reports: “There are...

By Phyllis Pollack
No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict author.

No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict

I like this quote by Beverly Sills – it applies to just about everything! When it comes to interpersonal conflict...

By Cinnie Noble
Cookie: When Trust is Absent author.

Cookie: When Trust is Absent

In a Parable of Trust, I discussed how our dog- Buddy- has come to trust us so much that my husband...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediation As A New Path To Curtail Bullying author.

Mediation As A New Path To Curtail Bullying

In the last 6 years we have seen a rise in bullying in schools around the country. According to the...

By Maaria Mozaffar
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias! author.

Hubble and Webb and Unconscious Gender Bias!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackOne would think that the ability to look through either the Hubble or James...

By Phyllis Pollack
COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success author.

COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success

COVID has certainly influenced the subject matter of mediations. Before COVID a family may have required mediation pertaining to the healthcare...

By Janet Chance
The Value of Venting author.

The Value of Venting

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalWhen someone or something hurts or angers you, is there a value in venting? Some...

By Lorraine Segal
More COVID PIEs and the Alice-in-Wonderland Supreme Court Decision Endangering Workers author.

More COVID PIEs and the Alice-in-Wonderland Supreme Court Decision Endangering Workers

This is one author articulating their concerns and their approach to resolving a personal conflict with their COVID experience. While...

By John Lande
A Conversation with People who Don’t Want to be Vaccinated author.

A Conversation with People who Don’t Want to be Vaccinated

Our country, and the world in general, is divided. There are many lines of division and the fragmentation is becoming...

By Milan Slama

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