(6/13/19)Peter T. Coleman
I will attempt to speculate on a few of the possible consequences of the Trump presidency for the field of conflict resolution and negotiation.
Donald Trump’s primary approach to the resolution of conflict is to focus on what he sees as his power advantage over the party with whom he is dealing, and to rely on that presumed power advantage to force the other party to agree to his terms.
Trump’s behavior in the the Presidency reflects many of his New York negotiation experiences and guidelines, for better and worse.
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When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.
I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.
This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
(6/04/19)G. Richard Shell
Review of Martin E. Latz. The Real Trump Deal: An Eye-Opening Look at How He Really Negotiates.
This article outlines what uninvolved church leaders could do: encourage mediation in churches.
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.
This is a book review of "The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution" by Michael Lang. By exposing the reader to various models, methods, examples, and by exploring the enriching benefits of reflective practice, Lang’s guide will help any practitioner further their development and effectiveness.
(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes
Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.
(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams
In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
(4/08/19)Joshua N. Weiss
Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.
‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.
It should be remembered that Scotland has so much genuine quality to offer this market with the business, revenue, employment and other benefits which it can bring to the economy of Scotland as a leading service provider.
(4/01/19)Wean Khing Wong
In this short article, I will discuss a common dispute that I experience as a neutral mediator assigned to resolve the dispute, which is the disagreement between the contractor and client over the project.
(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.
Working with the FBI, I had access to the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) and put out what I believe to be is the most current up-to-date information on law enforcement negotiation statistics.
For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.
(3/22/19)F. Peter Phillips
Many New Jersey mediators consider it their responsibility to encourage parties’ counsel, when drafting an MOU memorializing a settlement agreement at the end of a mediation, to include words to the effect that, while further documentation is contemplated, the parties agree to be bound by the terms in the MOU.
The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion, serving up examples of hubris, ignorance of established negotiation practices, and brinksmanship.
(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey
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