“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney
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.
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.
Here are my conflict resolutions for 2020. What are yours?
The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.
Peter Kaskell died on December 12, 2019. He was a dear friend whom I met at the CPR Institute and who taught me not just the delicate arts of demand-led commercial dispute management, but the even more delicate arts of humility, service and attention to others’ needs.
Between 2008 and 2009, 35 employees of France Télécom committed suicide.
This new study explores the idea that misconceptions are in fact a cause of conflicts. It is widely accepted that misconceptions are a root cause of conflicts, but it has not been thoroughly explored.
As mediators and dispute resolution promoters, we are people’s people.
I have had such a wonderful time connecting with ADR friends across the country to learn about a wide variety of helpful and informative resources.
This article shows how mediation can be used to intervene in early or advanced stages of conflict.
Gossip in the office can be very damaging, causing hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) conflicts.
This article examines how walking may be beneficial to not only an individual, but to multiple people involved in a conflict resolution process.
This season is a time for reflection and to realize once again that not everyone sees the world the same way as we do.
This article discusses six options that are successful ways of sharing time with children over the holidays.
Esta obra dirigida magistralmente por el Dr. Alberto Elisavetsky, ha logrado reunir de modo ágil, ameno y coordinado, a referentes del tema ODR alrededor del mundo.
By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.
This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.
What do you do when work treats you “like family”?
Recently, a divorced parent asked me my opinion on how to go about giving holiday gifts to her children.
This article will discuss how benefits are distributed to two people who are now divorced.
What does it mean to learn the art of verbal self-defense?