This is an interview by Mediate.com with David J. Smith about career opportunities for those who want to break into the dispute resolution field.
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.
(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams
In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.
I don’t know about you – but there are many times I “second-guess” what I said or did in some conflict situations. Or, I might “second-guess” what bothered me in the first place.
A conflict resolution process is a change process.
(4/08/19)Joshua N. Weiss
Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.
Preventing conflict is better than a cure!
This article discusses the importance of Judicial Mandate for Ayodhya Mediation.
A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.
(4/01/19)Wean Khing Wong
In this short article, I will discuss a common dispute that I experience as a neutral mediator assigned to resolve the dispute, which is the disagreement between the contractor and client over the project.
It should be remembered that Scotland has so much genuine quality to offer this market with the business, revenue, employment and other benefits which it can bring to the economy of Scotland as a leading service provider.
It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.
For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.
(3/22/19)F. Peter Phillips
Many New Jersey mediators consider it their responsibility to encourage parties’ counsel, when drafting an MOU memorializing a settlement agreement at the end of a mediation, to include words to the effect that, while further documentation is contemplated, the parties agree to be bound by the terms in the MOU.
(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion, serving up examples of hubris, ignorance of established negotiation practices, and brinksmanship.
(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.
What is the purpose of the conflict?
(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian
Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
When on a recent cruise, I had a real lesson in negotiating!
Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.
(3/15/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
This article by Ken Rasmussen and Milan Slama is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
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When we want to control emotions better in the midst of a difficult conversation, we may try to ignore the unwelcome emotion or try the opposite, indulge it.