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).
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.
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 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.
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.
So what happens when an older adult experiences a health crisis that takes them away for a time, or becomes unable to live independently?
Schools need to manage conflicts effectively, maintaining a positive environment for students, and enabling the involved sides to learn from their conflict.
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.
One of the first things a mediator in training is taught is to listen, really listen what the parties are saying.
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.
“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.
There’s an interesting dichotomy between married couples’ view of life insurance.
Are you feeling angry and put upon at work? Are you having negative interactions and conflict over relatively small matters? Overwork may be the culprit.
Reports show that numerous interruptions occur throughout the course of most of our workdays.
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 practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.
This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.
The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.
“I’ll get my day in court!” ……. “The judge won’t like what you did!” …….. “I’m going to spread your dirt all over the courtroom!”