One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.
The Oscar-nominated film, Marriage Story, by Noah Baumbach, is really a divorce story. It centers on the relationships between Nicole, an actor, her husband, Charlie, a Broadway director, and their eight-year-old son, Henry.
A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".
Your wait for the Theory-of-Change book is over.
This month, I spoke with Howard Herman, Director of the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to learn about his favorite ADR resource.
So what happens when an older adult experiences a health crisis that takes them away for a time, or becomes unable to live independently?
Judge Danny (as he prefers to be addressed) received the Peacemaker Award and took part in an inspiring conversation that highlighted his commitment to creating peace, resolving conflict and empowering others to do incredible things.
Upon its ratification and coming into effect, the Singapore Convention is expected to provide impetus to mediation as a method of resolving commercial disputes.
Everyone talks about knowing one’s BATNA in negotiation and mediation. But that’s a lot easier said than done.
One of the first things a mediator in training is taught is to listen, really listen what the parties are saying.
Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”
Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.
“That was a poor landing by the captain,” grumbled an unamused passenger to a stranger across the aisle. “Every flight is a risk. We must not take for granted that we are alive to complain,” the other responded.
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.
This jumbo-size post is the last part in the Theory of Change Symposium.
(1/24/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.
(1/24/20)F. Peter Phillips
Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”
In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.
Reports show that numerous interruptions occur throughout the course of most of our workdays.
“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.
Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.
For anyone going through a litigated or high conflict divorce which can be very expensive, Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares her top 5 tips for keeping costs down.
As a freshly minted lawyer, I came to a realization within a few months of joining the workforce - my very expensive university education prepared me for only half the battle.
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As I near retirement I have had an opportunity to reflect back onto my amazing career as a mediator, to think about all the changes I have seen in the ADR area and also the people who I have helped.