Mediators also have a range of powers, and I believe that “reframing” is our equivalent of flying.
In some research I did a few years ago, I found that the initial altercation or even a set of circumstances that started tension between many people can begin a trajectory that escalates over time (even if no external conflict occurs).
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The law can be a very dangerous thing.
Are you waiting until relationships are broken to deal with workplace conflict? Tip: this is not the most effective way to deal with disagreements and problems!
This is an interview with Charlie Young by Clare Fowler discussing how mediation principles can be applied in schools and prisons.
As a legal professional, it’s your job to pick sides. Whether you’re a lawyer fighting a case or a paralegal gathering the evidence to back it up, your aim is to make a strong argument for your client.
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is not a new concept and has received significant scholarly attention.
One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.
Have you ever worked with someone who talked about experiences that seemed far-fetched, but you couldn't pin down what was off?
Managers might scoff at the amount of time they have to put toward mitigating workplace interpersonal conflict instead of managing productivity, overseeing innovation, attending important meetings, and networking for individual or team growth.
The purpose of this article is to review relevant literature on measuring success in mediations with the intent to offer recommendations for the improvement of mediation practice and to provide information to ADR program design professionals.
Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares how to identify a high conflict personality, the characteristics of a typical high conflict divorce file, and suggestions on how clients can best manage both.
A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".
Is there then something that can be said to be a ‘Right Education?’
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?
Getting divorced can be one of the most stressful and difficult life situations a person can find themselves in. When confronted with how to best move forward in a divorce, and what to do about an attorney, there is no one clear answer.
The improvisational orientation and approach to negotiation is characterized by adapting to a set of circumstances in a strategic yet unconventional way.
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.”
How do you handle talking with other family members about serious issues when they don't think anything is wrong?
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.
Online negotiation offers negotiators and their organizations convenience, speed, and cost savings. But negotiating via email and videoconferencing, in particular, poses challenges that need to be overcome.
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin.
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