Mediators also have a range of powers, and I believe that “reframing” is our equivalent of flying.
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).
Are you waiting until relationships are broken to deal with workplace conflict? Tip: this is not the most effective way to deal with disagreements and problems!
This is an interview with Charlie Young by Clare Fowler discussing how mediation principles can be applied in schools and prisons.
One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations.
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.
A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".
Your wait for the Theory-of-Change book is over.
This month, I spoke with Howard Herman, Director of the ADR Program for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, to learn about his favorite ADR resource.
So what happens when an older adult experiences a health crisis that takes them away for a time, or becomes unable to live independently?
Judge Danny (as he prefers to be addressed) received the Peacemaker Award and took part in an inspiring conversation that highlighted his commitment to creating peace, resolving conflict and empowering others to do incredible things.
Upon its ratification and coming into effect, the Singapore Convention is expected to provide impetus to mediation as a method of resolving commercial disputes.
Everyone talks about knowing one’s BATNA in negotiation and mediation. But that’s a lot easier said than done.
One of the first things a mediator in training is taught is to listen, really listen what the parties are saying.
Whether it is a minor slip of the tongue or an entire foot in the mouth, either can lead to some uncomfortable moments followed by the instinct to explain what was “really meant.”
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.
“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.
Two experts in the Milan UIA Mediation Forum addressed “Abuse in the Mediation Process.”
In my role as mediator one of the questions I am asked most often by parents, community groups, and interested parties is if an agreement reached at Family Dispute Resolution is legally binding and enforceable through the family court.
Reports show that numerous interruptions occur throughout the course of most of our workdays.
“It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney
By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.