(10/06/17)Ronald S. Kraybill
Isolation and polarization are big threats today.
(9/06/17)Todd Jarvis, Aaron Wolf
This is a book review by Todd Jarvis of The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron Wolf.
(8/30/17)Michael Lang, Rochelle Arms Almengor
While mention of reflective practice in the field of mediation has grown in recent years, its use is still not standardized in the work of most mediators.
“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.
Whenever I ask participants in my workshops what words they associate with conflict, they come up with expressions that have most of the time a negative quality. They associate conflict with fear, anxiety, frustration, sadness, loneliness, anger, etc. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
This article deals with a formula for success in mediating and fostering positive interactions and outcomes: C + S + T – AR = SI, collaboration, plus synergy, plus teamwork, minus adversarial relationships, equals successful interactions.
(7/28/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian
“I want my day in court.” This is one of the most frequent desires and sentiments expressed by a new client in our initial conversation about their legal dispute.
(4/15/17)Elisabeth Seaman, Jack Hamilton
This is an interview of my business partner, Jack Hamilton and me, about mediation, conflict resolution and our book, Conflict - The Unexpected Gift.
If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?
This article explores the concept of bullying in the workplace and how to respond to it more effectively.
It was the breakthrough that we had been looking for. A new tool? No, it was a question that had allowed the person to reflect.
Disputes can often be sourced to a highly flammable communication medium.
Mediation provides parties (Plaintiff and a Defendant) with an excellent chance to settle their case. But you do not want to blow it and you want to make sure you are properly prepared to handle the case.
Those people [who share your political perspective] are vile and despicable and should be ashamed of themselves!
I am a professional mediator – and a passionate devotee of its virtues. Mediation, however, can take many forms, depending on the individual needs of a particular dispute or its parties.
The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.
Individual differences matter. To be of value, mediation has to draw on these differences to elicit how the parties make sense.
Isn’t it reassuring knowing you have someone in your corner to advocate for you?
Problems that arise in running a family business sometimes manifest themselves as legal claims.
Different interactions can cause you to become interested in transactions that you previously were not interested in.
Does mediation do any good? Does it make the world a better place?
People should first try to understand others, especially those with whom we disagree – perhaps disagreeing quite strongly.
This is a diagnosis for workplace mediators to include in their trainings.
La felicidad se construye con actos en el día a día que te hará ser consciente de que transitas junto a ella.
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Transformative theory acknowledges people’s propensity to fall into a vicious cycle of feeling threatened, losing compassion for each other, and then behaving in ways that perpetuate or worsen those experiences.