Category: Humor

Negotiation and Hamilton author.

Negotiation and Hamilton

Harvard Law Fellow Reacts to Hamilton // What negotiation lessons can we take away from the musical Hamilton? Watch as...

By Bob Bordone
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Mediator Mugs Breaking Out! author.

Mediator Mugs Breaking Out!

Progress in the mediation field is often a bit abstract, if not illusory.  Related, humor in mediation has historically often...

By James Melamed, J.D.
Cats’ Advice on Maintaining Our Mental Balance author.

Cats’ Advice on Maintaining Our Mental Balance

As a mediator, one can sometimes feel isolated, after all confidentiality comes first, there is no room to share your...

By Ivetta Delczegh
Open- v Closed-Ended Questions author.

Open- v Closed-Ended Questions

IndisputablyHi everyone–and happy start to the semester.  I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using...

By Andrea Schneider
Bats, Rattlesnakes, and a Mine Shaft author.

Bats, Rattlesnakes, and a Mine Shaft

California has always had a rich history of Mining and the Gold Rush and in particular, the counties and cities...

By Jim Hildreth
Zoom Fatigue Uncovers Mediators’ Secret Weapon author.

Zoom Fatigue Uncovers Mediators’ Secret Weapon

FLASHBACK July, 2019: I sit in my car, waiting another ten minutes before going in to mediate. I sip my...

By Clare Fowler
Exploring Mediation in Netflix’s Tiger King author.

Exploring Mediation in Netflix’s Tiger King

Like many Americans practicing social-distancing, I find myself seeking at-home activities and binge-worthy shows to take my mind off of...

By Erin Fisher
Using MagicEye to Teach the Art of Reframing author.

Using MagicEye to Teach the Art of Reframing

“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”...

By Brendan Schutte
“Are You Kidding Me!?”: Bringing Humor to the Mediation Process author.

“Are You Kidding Me!?”: Bringing Humor to the Mediation Process

Mr. Stark's article was published in the Detroit Legal News on august 30.“We do not take humor seriously enough.”  Konrad...

By Sheldon Stark

Mediation Gains Popularity in India (video)

This excellent news report from India shows the new Delhi Mediation Center. Unfortunately, it seems that the sign above the...

By Mint TV
We Can Work It Out / You Can’t Always Get What You Want author.

We Can Work It Out / You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Kluwer Mediation Blog and Kluwer Arbitration BlogI learned two foreign languages back in school, and there is a reason why...

By Greg Bond
Bee in Your Bonnet author.

Bee in Your Bonnet

Conflict Management Blog by Cinnie NobleThe expression “to have a bee in one’s bonnet” has a variety of meanings. One...

By Cinnie Noble
Eye of the Storm Leadership: The Quirky Art of Mugwumps author.

Eye of the Storm Leadership: The Quirky Art of Mugwumps

In 2008, Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., the parent company of Mediate.com, proudly published Peter Adler’s "Eye of the Storm Leadership:...

By Peter Adler
Mediating Minimally author.

Mediating Minimally

Kluwer Mediation Blog and Kluwer Arbitration BlogAs the year comes to an end, I am expanding upon a story to...

By John Sturrock
It Happened in Mediation – Believe It or Not author.

It Happened in Mediation – Believe It or Not

            Admit it.  You believe that your favorite mediator, like Clark Kent, lives this dull and drab existence, spending the...

By Daniel Ben-Zvi, Michael Young
Your Rules/Their Rules in Conflict Management author.

Your Rules/Their Rules in Conflict Management

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalDo you judge people for breaking a rule you always follow? I realized recently that...

By Lorraine Segal
Reading Emotions author.

Reading Emotions

In the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie, there is a character named Mantis who has the power to sense...

By Joe Markowitz
Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill… And Argued No More (Part 2!) author.

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill… And Argued No More (Part 2!)

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackSeveral weeks ago, I posted a blog discussing two “lures of the Tribal Mind”...

By Phyllis Pollack
Something Spooky About Conflict author.

Something Spooky About Conflict

Today many people are dressing up in pretend costumes to get a scare.  Well, my friends, I am here to tell...

By Clare Fowler
Laughing Through Conflict – Benefits of Infusing Humor into Your Relationship author.

Laughing Through Conflict – Benefits of Infusing Humor into Your Relationship

Texas Conflict Coach Audio Blog by Pattie PorterWhen I was an undergrad at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland, I had...

By Patricia Porter
The Music of Mediation author.

The Music of Mediation

Kluwer Mediation Blog

By John Sturrock
Help! I Need Somebody. Help! Not Just Anybody author.

Help! I Need Somebody. Help! Not Just Anybody

At a conference many years ago the keynote speaker opined that mediation could not be a profession because there were...

By John Kenyon
Time Traveling author.

Time Traveling

Time Travelling A Vision for the Future Through Three Dimensional Glasses On New Year’s Eve, 2013, my husband and I...

By Jan Frankel Schau
‘Tis the Season for Mediation author.

‘Tis the Season for Mediation

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates,Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.In what has become an annual tradition,...

By Susan Yates
Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show author.

Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Show

ADR Prof Blog by Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole,Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross and Cynthia Alkon. In class earlier this...

By Andrea Schneider

Imaginary Mediation: Snowden to Return, Face the Music!

"One cannot control one's dreams, that's why they are dreams." I had a dream last night, surely stimulated by Brian...

By Anony Mous
Mediation Monster Mash-up author.

Mediation Monster Mash-up

To quote Frankenstein’s monster, FIRE BAD. Mediators take a different view. We fearlessly go toward the heat in conflict, giving...

By Brad Heckman
Kid ADR Conflict Resolution Rap – Video author.

Kid ADR Conflict Resolution Rap – Video

This video is a rap put together by children. Peer mediators and elementary school children discuss conflict resolution techniques.

By Managing Editor
Smiling Mediators and Other Results of this “Serious” Survey author.

Smiling Mediators and Other Results of this “Serious” Survey

Recently the “most serious” survey dedicated to All Fools' Day 2013 has been conducted in Ukraine. profiles of 333 partners...

By Konstantin Pilikov

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