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Leyla Balakhane

How Forgiveness Benefits You After The Divorce

(6/24/19)Leyla Balakhane

Everyone wants to be right, but oftentimes, holding onto one’s pride tears the relationship apart.

Ann Cerney

3 Things To Try If You Think Your Spouse Is Contemplating Divorce

(6/24/19)Ann Cerney

How are we supposed to know, 100%, that our marriage, or significant relationship, is secure?

Arran Heal

Can't Employers Live Without Gagging Orders?

(6/14/19)Arran Heal

Employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is destroying lives, says Maria Miller MP.

Melissa Adkins

Reclaiming Who You Are Post-Divorce

(6/14/19)Melissa Adkins

It took me a long time to accept that the only thing worse than my fear of my own emptiness, was the emptiness of my bottomed-out relationship with my husband of nearly 12 years.

Joy Rosenthal

Hold Your Grudges!

(6/06/19)Joy Rosenthal

Are grudges useful in negotiation?

Leyla Balakhane

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

(6/06/19)Leyla Balakhane

When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.

Denise French

Divorce Done Differently!

(6/06/19)Denise French

As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.

Tammy Lenski

Start With a Small Yes

(5/10/19)Tammy Lenski

The outset of a difficult conversation often feels like a back-and-forth trading of position and perspective with little common ground. Here’s how to use the psychology of agreement to begin shifting that kind of positional debate to collaborative problem solving.

Arran Heal

Have We Lost the Ability to be Curious?

(5/03/19)Arran Heal

Adrian Chiles in The Guardian recently made the point that “on all media, mainstream and social…nobody wants to know stuff; they just want to tell you what they already know, or how wrong you are about what you think you know.”

Cinnie Noble

Who Are You When You Are In Conflict?

(4/26/19)Cinnie Noble

Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

Ann Cerney

Are You and Your Ex “High Conflict Parents”? 5 Red Flags and What You Can Do

(4/22/19)Ann Cerney

Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.

John Sturrock

It’s Not Just About the Money and Other Food for Thought for Mediators

(4/12/19)John Sturrock

A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.

Joy Rosenthal

What’s Fair Is Fair… Or Is It?

(4/12/19)Joy Rosenthal

“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”

Katherine Graham

The 5 Pillars of Conversational Intelligence

(4/08/19)Katherine Graham

Preventing conflict is better than a cure!

Ann Cerney

5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex

(4/08/19)Ann Cerney

‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.

Phyllis Pollack

Silence is Golden!

(4/01/19)Phyllis Pollack

A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.

Cinnie Noble

Repurposing Our Conflicts

(3/17/19)Cinnie Noble

What is the purpose of the conflict?

Brennan Frazier

Community Mediation Funding

(3/08/19)Brennan Frazier

NAFCM announces new funding agreement with JAMS.

Maria Simpson

Confused Conversations

(2/22/19)Maria Simpson

Sometimes when we’re faced with a difficult conversation we over-think it and try to anticipate every single objection that can be raised, or every difficult response we have to make, or every completely unanticipated tangent that “complexifies” the whole conversation.

Greg Rooney

How Can We Sell The Mediation Product If We Haven’t Worked Out What It Is?

(2/22/19)Greg Rooney

I wish to add to Michael Leathes’ recent post on his suggestion that more field-based research be done into the mediation product and Rick Weiler’s follow-up.

Melissa Marzett

How Three Geniuses Solved Workplace Conflicts

(2/15/19)Melissa Marzett

It is fascinating to trace how management has been resolving conflicts arising in production over the past 100 years, how production management developed.

Ron Pizzo

A Lawyer Who Likes to Coach: What’s Up with That?

(2/08/19)Ron Pizzo

In many ways, what coaches and lawyers do in the work place is very similar, just from a different point of view.

John Ford

How Teams Can Work Together Despite Opposing Views

(1/25/19)John Ford

While most of us forge friendships with like-minded people who affirm our strongly held beliefs, we don’t choose our colleagues.

Lorraine Segal

Effective Conflict Management versus a Quick “Fix”

(1/25/19)Lorraine Segal

Sometime potential individual clients or institutions and organizations who want to hire me are looking for a quick fix for their longstanding conflict management problems.

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