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Dan Simon

Why Don’t Transformative Mediations Get Violent?

(8/11/17)Dan Simon

“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.

Phyllis Pollack

The Need to Dance; the Fear of Failure

(8/08/17)Phyllis Pollack

The other day, I received a telephone call from an attorney wondering if I could conduct a mediation on very short notice.

Maria Simpson

Soft Skills Are Back in Style

(8/08/17)Maria Simpson

In this digital world, the so-called “soft skills” are suddenly getting a lot of attention and being recognized as a key element of organizational development and improved performance.

Katherine Graham

A Lovely Story That Explains How We Manage Our Feelings …

(7/21/17)Katherine Graham

Once there was a very small person who had feelings.

John Lande

Introduction to the Stone Soup Project Mini-Course

(7/14/17)John Lande

This is the first installment of an online mini-course about social science research methods relevant to the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project.

Joe Markowitz

Ten Duel Commandments

(7/14/17)Joe Markowitz

We may think we have progressed far beyond the barbaric practice of dueling, but based on the way dueling is described in this show, it appears to function in much the same way as as our more modern systems of dispute resolution today.

How Mediation Works: Theory, Research, and Practice - Book Review

(6/30/17)F. Peter Phillips, Stephen Goldberg

This is a review of Stephen Goldberg's book How Mediation Works: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Beth Graham

When the Empty ADR Chair Is Occupied by a Litigation Funder

(6/30/17)Beth Graham

Discussion about the ethical implications of having a litigation funder support a party in arbitration or mediation.

Lorraine Segal

Divine Listening and Managing Conflict

(6/23/17)Lorraine Segal

Use this perspective to look at the other person in conflict.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

It Takes A Solomon: Tearing Children Apart in Divorce

(6/16/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.

David Zacks

Embrace Failure: Get A Good Result in Mediation

(6/09/17)David Zacks

Instead of going into a mediation like it’s “déjà vu,” try to think about it as “vuja de.” In other words, it won’t be the same as it has been before.

John Sturrock

Sergeant Pepper, Nostalgia, and Missing Socks

(6/02/17)John Sturrock

Nostalgia is defined as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.” Apparently, the word nostalgia has its origins in a Greek compound, consisting of nóstos, meaning “homecoming”, and álgos, meaning “pain” or “ache”.

Joe Markowitz

Accountability

(6/02/17)Joe Markowitz

This article describes a process. The process the parties engaged in was so expensive and time-consuming that they felt abused by that system.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

It Takes A Solomon: Tearing Children Apart in Divorce

(6/02/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.

Patricia Porter

Mediation, Elder Abuse And Saving The Family: Mediation & Conflict Strategies To Avoid Elder Abuse

(5/26/17)Patricia Porter

As Americans are getting older, more and more issues arise relating to elder abuse in financial and health care settings. Studies show that the majority of abuse occurs within the family. What can be done to resolve these issues? Listen to a respected elder abuse mediator and author, Steve Mehta, and learn how to address these difficult issues.

Joe Markowitz

Reading Emotions

(5/26/17)Joe Markowitz

A character in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 shows that it is often more important to understand emotions than rational thoughts.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Toxic School Environments Make Teachers Sick

(5/22/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Is your workplace a toxic environment? If there is more than one person per week out sick in your department, chances are it is.

John Lande

Creating Knowledge Together

(5/12/17)John Lande

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.

Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

Marital Conflict is Not a Mental Health Disorder

(5/12/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When two people form a union, whether a legal union – such as marriage, or a domestic partnership, there will be conflict.

Phyllis Pollack

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill… And Argued No More (Part 2!)

(5/08/17)Phyllis Pollack

The tribal effect is often deliberately used to manipulate and divide people. It preys upon the “us v them” mentality.

Michael A. Zeytoonian

Resolving a Dispute is like Traveling…

(4/21/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

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.

Tammy Lenski

Can Your Beliefs About Someone Alter Their Behavior?

(4/14/17)Tammy Lenski

If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?

Jason Dykstra

The Best Ten Minutes You'll Spend All Day

(4/14/17)Jason Dykstra

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.

Phyllis Pollack

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill….and Argue!

(4/07/17)Phyllis Pollack

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.

John Lande

Fascinating Simulation of Political Mediation in Scotland

(4/03/17)John Lande

The deliberative process this mediator conducted is such a stark contrast to the sharp political polarization and poor communication in the US these days.

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