George Siedel

George Siedel

George J. Siedel is the Williamson Family Professor Emeritus of Business Administration and Thurnau Professor Emeritus of Business Law at the University of Michigan.  He completed graduate studies at Cambridge University and the University of Michigan.  George has served as a visiting professor at Stanford University and Harvard University and as a visiting scholar at Berkeley.  He has been elected a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Wolfson College and, as a Fulbright Scholar, he held a Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences. George received 2014 and 2018 Executive Program Professor of the Year awards from a consortium of 36 leading universities committed to international education. In 2018, he also received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has developed the Negotiation Planner website, a suite of free tools for negotiators and mediators.


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Articles and Video:

5 Zoom Lessons for Leaders (01/08/21)
During the pandemic, business leaders can learn from educators about overcoming the communication challenges that video conferencing platforms present.

BATNAs: A Practical Tool for Mediators and a Risk (06/04/18)
Understanding BATNAs is especially important in mediation because they provide disputing parties with power.

Miscellany: A Free Negotiation Teaching Package, Using Decision Trees in Mediation, and the Legality of BATNAs (03/07/18)
John Lande's recent article and blog on BATNAs raise two questions that are addressed in this article.