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Joe Markowitz

Objections to Joint Sessions

(1/12/18)Joe Markowitz

“Joint sessions are a waste of time,” said the judge conducting a mediation in which I was representing one of the parties.

Tom Kosakowski

ACCUO Publishes Study of Ombuds' Impact

(1/06/18)Tom Kosakowski

In 2016, the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudsperson commissioned, "a project to explore and portray in its various guises the work carried out by ombuds offices, with the aim of achieving some clarity on its impact on Canadian colleges and universities."

Cinnie Noble

Overcoming Clients' Road Blocks in Conflict Management Coaching

(1/05/18)Cinnie Noble

As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Plan Teambuilding Now

(12/29/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Good relationships rarely happen by chance. They happen by choice, when people choose to do stuff that facilitates friendship and connection.

Lorraine Segal

When Your Boss Is A Bully

(12/22/17)Lorraine Segal

I recently did some consulting at a non-profit, and witnessed a bully very much like one of the (Division chair) managers who made my life a misery when I was a tenured professor.

Lorraine Segal

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying (part 2)

(12/15/17)Lorraine Segal

Letting go of resentments is a powerful tool to help you survive and heal from workplace bullying.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family Business Succession: The Joys and Challenges

(12/15/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.

James Coben

Interview with Jim Coben

(12/04/17)James Coben

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jim Coben, long-time former director of the Hamline University Conflict Resolution Program, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

John Ford

Conflict Audit: How Much Is Conflict Costing Your Organization?

(12/01/17)John Ford

Finally discover how to quantify the direct and hidden Costs of Conflict.

Michelle LeBaron

Interview with Michelle LeBaron

(11/28/17)Michelle LeBaron

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michelle LaBaron, a leading expert on cross cultural dispute resolution issues, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

John Lande

Lessons From the ABA's Excellent Report on Mediator Techniques

(11/27/17)John Lande

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques recently released an excellent report really worth reading.

Lorraine Segal

Inner Tools to Survive Workplace Bullying

(11/27/17)Lorraine Segal

Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.

John Lande

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

(11/17/17)John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

How Will the Way We Resolve Our Workplace and Family Business Disputes Impact our Thanksgiving Meal?

(11/17/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

The opposition in disputes is not “the other side”, because I don’t see a workplace in terms of having two sides – employees vs. employers.

Jim Melamed

Article Profiles Role of Higher Ed Ombuds as Workplace Conflict Experts

(11/10/17)Jim Melamed

An article published simultaneously by the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association and the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds examine the work of Ombuds and other conflict resolution experts

Michael Leathes

Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice & Law - Book Review

(11/10/17)Michael Leathes

This is a review of the book Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice and Law, by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann.

Gabor Farkas

The Case for a Fresh Approach to Commercial Cross-Border Mediation

(11/10/17)Gabor Farkas

In a world where international commerce and cultural exchanges continuously progresses, disputes are unavoidable. Solving these cross-jurisdictional disputes through litigation is painfully long.

Tammy Lenski

Go Back to the Future to Discover How Your Agreement Could Fail

(11/06/17)Tammy Lenski

When we’ve put in effort to solve a problem, we want our solution, decision, or agreement to have every chance at long-run success.

F. Peter Phillips

Singapore: The Hub of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

(11/06/17)F. Peter Phillips

In addition to the usual high level of discourse and the unparalleled opportunity to meet new friends and keep the old, this particular Forum offered the additional opportunity to reassess the extraordinary richness of Singapore as a world center for international commerce and commercial dispute resolution.

Pete Desrochers

Negotiation - Part 7

(10/27/17)Pete Desrochers

Many incorrectly associate “active listening” with aggressive listening, where we constantly search for a slip up or error upon which we can pounce.

Ronald S. Kraybill

Teambuilding Exercises

(10/06/17)Ronald S. Kraybill

Isolation and polarization are big threats today.

Mahasweta Rayan

Consumer Mediation in the European Union: A Beginner's Guide to Mediation Under Directive 2013/11/EU

(10/06/17)Mahasweta Rayan

The use of mediation in resolving consumer disputes has always been a subject of curiosity, generating much debate.

Conflict Chat: Challenges In Working In A Gig Economy - Audio

(9/29/17)Stephen Kotev, Patricia Porter

Got Conflict? Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?”

Meredith Richardson

Moving Workplace Conflict from Dysfunctional to Functional

(9/29/17)Meredith Richardson

When I get a call about workplace conflict, I often find that these 4 things are true.

Denisha Shah

Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts

(9/29/17)Denisha Shah

The article is about general foundations and principles of family conflicts in relationship to mediation focus. The overall article is a summary study in 10 steps for family conflicts through mediation process.

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