Is your workplace a toxic environment? If there is more than one person per week out sick in your department, chances are it is.
This article is about the idea that performers "making” the music may seem odd at first considering that they are “merely” performing music that others had composed.
When two people form a union, whether a legal union – such as marriage, or a domestic partnership, there will be conflict.
The tribal effect is often deliberately used to manipulate and divide people. It preys upon the “us v them” mentality.
Resolving a Dispute is Like Traveling, Writing a Business Plan, or Choosing a Course of Medical Treatment: If you take the wrong road, you won’t get the result you want.
If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?
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.
As they are going up the hill, from out of nowhere, Jill makes an offhand but biting remark to which Jack responds negatively. The ensuing conversation gets totally off track on whether they should go up the hill and instead focuses on Jack’s personality traits and then on Jill’s personality traits.
The deliberative process this mediator conducted is such a stark contrast to the sharp political polarization and poor communication in the US these days.
Sometimes “new” information on conflict resolution sounds like what we already know, but an existing idea can be reframed and sound new all over again.
We tend to approach conflict situations as 'win/ lose'.
If poorly worded, an apology can only exacerbate the situation rather than ease the hurt and pain caused by the initial faux pas.
David Weiss, the Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) at New Jersey City University. , is interviewed by Laura A. Kaster, President of the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi New Jersey Alternative Dispute Resolution Inn of Court.
Those people [who share your political perspective] are vile and despicable and should be ashamed of themselves!
This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.
When someone is emotionally swamped by anger, it can be helpful to redirect them temporarily away from their feelings and engage their cognitive capacities.
It’s hard to listen deeply from inside an argument.
The next time someone declines to take responsibility for words or actions that had a bad impact, don’t immediately assume it’s a flaw in their character.
Conflicts that are resolved only to etch out a settlement are resolved in the shallowest sense.
Not all disagreements require long talks to resolve them sufficiently.
The current linguistic environment is instructive, scary, and actually great fun.
Often times, the parties or their lawyers refuse to accept that “Last, best and final offer” because they think they will regret making the deal and not having the time and energy to take one more deposition, find the “truth”, the “smoking gun” or exact a little more pain and discomfort towards the other side.
As you enter 2017, reflect and commit to being intentional on the small gifts you can provide to strengthen, honor and acknowledge those important relationships in your life. Here are some ideas to consider.
Third party funding (TPF) of claims has been around for quite some time. Historically however, some jurisdictions have prohibited a stranger to a lawsuit financing the claim of another in return for a share of the spoils.