Following the “insurrection,” “putsch,” or “attempted coup” in Washington D.C., on January 6, 2021, and the subsequent acquittal of President Trump on impeachment charges, we find ourselves facing extremely significant and difficult, yet very different political conflicts and challenges from those we faced before.
You have likely heard the metaphor about drawing a line in the sand, and might have used it yourself to set boundaries.
My next examples of negotiation skills come straight from the pandemic–and by that I mean watching television for hours during the pandemic!
If you missed the 2021 CPR Annual Meeting in January—the first free public meeting held online in the organization’s 40-year history—the videos are being posted on CPR’s YouTube Channel.
(3/03/21)Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
It is a choice to be courageous in family conflict, and an important one.
Recently I had a client ask me, “How do we say to our friends we’re getting a divorce?”
(2/26/21)Julian Granka Ferguson
Adversarial ethics, or the ethics of competition, are an unfortunately overlooked field of moral philosophy.
This article discusses the importance of sticking your neck out during conflict.
My last mediation of 2020 was for a prenuptial agreement, and to me it was kind of a sign of hope for the year to come.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) plays a major part in negotiation.
Two recent announcements of pilot programs on either side of the Atlantic bring in to sharp focus steps being taken to bust the Backlog of civil cases in two jurisdictions.
In most marriages there is a marital home/the kids' childhood home and it’s often the largest asset--and the largest source of conflict.
New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.
This article looks at how to prevent violent conflicts, especially while quarantined.
One of the questions I used to get asked most often by my clients was whether I was married, and until recently, the answer to that had always been no, which then often their follow-up question was, are you ever going to get married?
Litigation often is extremely stressful for clients, and the process aggravates feelings of loss and grief, which interfere with their ability to negotiate effectively and reach agreements.
At the beginning of a new year, it seems a good time to look back on some of the common excuses, sorry, reasons, for refusing to mediate that occasionally continue to circulate especially in litigated cases.
(2/11/21)Dawn Bedlivy, Kim Faircloth
By the time Lee visited HR to request a mediation, he was frustrated and mad.
(2/11/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz
In court, a lawyer’s role may be likened that of the client’s champion, and in most cases they represent their clients with great focus and passion.
Valentine’s Day; the most romantic day of the year. Some love it, some hate it, but you cannot deny that Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love, affection, adoration, chocolates, and flowers.
They say that in real estate the key is “location, location, location.” It could certainly be argued that in mediation the parallel is “Timing, timing, timing.”
I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using a fun video on different types of questions courtesy of my nieces.
As a current mediator who has for years also been litigation counsel representing clients in mediation, I have noticed that there may sometimes be a disconnect between what mediators and litigators each expect from mediation and from each other.
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution opened its 2021 Annual Meeting Wednesday afternoon with remarks from CNN’s chief political correspondent, Dana Bash.
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Fear of rejection can inhibit ones possibilities to reach full potential in life and in the mediation room. Based on an experiment of actively seeking rejection, what can a mediator learn from the connection between conflict and rejection?