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Phyllis Pollack

Start 2021 with Apology and Forgiveness!

(1/22/21)Phyllis Pollack

It struck me that as we start 2021, perhaps it is a good time to “turn over a new leaf” by apologizing for our acts and/or omissions and forgiving others for their acts/omissions committed in 2020.

Lorraine Segal

Conversation, Kindness, and Democracy

(1/22/21)Lorraine Segal

Are kindness and conversation still possible? What about the many other people who share a perspective with those folks and are not themselves violent?

Denise French

Divorce Noise

(1/15/21)Denise French

It’s so normal for us to ask questions and want information from those who have already been through this overwhelming time in our lives.

Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

Landscape of Dispute Resolution

(1/08/21)Anwar Kashif Mumtaz

When you hear about the word landscape of dispute resolution, the first thing that comes to the mind of the people is litigation before a court of competent jurisdiction. However, the parties need to be made aware that the landscape of dispute resolution is wider. It includes along with litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Larry Bridgesmith

Collaboration is the Future

(1/04/21)Larry Bridgesmith

Lawyers love conflict. They thrive on it. If anyone can coexist with conflict, it’s a lawyer.

Kathleen Kauth

Ultimatums in Conflict Resolution

(1/04/21)Kathleen Kauth

Empty threats in dispute resolution change nothing.

Kathleen Kauth

When the Cure is Worse Than the Disease: Civil liberties Under Attack

(12/28/20)Kathleen Kauth

As COVID concerns spread, conditioning from the media and celebrities talking about how everyone needed to comply with random, and often contradictory orders began to make the rounds of TV and social media.

Noah Shaw

Resolving Cognitive Conflict in the Workplace

(12/11/20)Noah Shaw

When two people are tasked to complete a project together, they may not always agree on how to get it done.

Cinnie Noble

Do You Always Like You?

(12/01/20)Cinnie Noble

There are times many of us interact in ways we're not very proud of. It may be because we are reacting to what someone is saying or doing.

Roseann Vanella

Holiday Parenting/Custodial Time during COVID-19

(11/23/20)Roseann Vanella

When considering whether or not to bring a child to a holiday gathering (such as Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s house for example), these and other factors need to be taken into consideration.

Cinnie Noble

Do You Always Like You?

(11/06/20)Cinnie Noble

There are times many of us interact in ways we’re not very proud of.

October Month of Conflict Resolution Week 2: Featuring 4 Peacebuilding Think-Tanks Across the World

(10/09/20)Anupriya Kukreja

As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our second article where we have highlighted the following research institutes and think tanks across the world.

Phyllis Pollack

The Impermanence of Life

(10/03/20)Phyllis Pollack

Online Yom Kippur discussed was the impermanence of life.

Ronald S. Kraybill

When People Interrupt

(9/30/20)Ronald S. Kraybill

The problem we saw in the recent residential debate is familiar to any mediator: How do you keep angry people from interrupting each other?

Christopher Sheesley

Three Questions to Resolve Conflict

(9/18/20)Christopher Sheesley

Continually asking questions, rather than making declarations, is a core creed in my resolution work.

Michael Jacobs

Taking Control of Mediation

(9/18/20)Michael Jacobs

We like to feel in control. To lose this sense of control is to be open to doubt, anxiety, and fear.

Sean Gander

Therapeutic Alliances in Organizations

(9/18/20)Sean Gander

This article discusses fostering collaboration, mitigating conflict, and improving performance.

Dr. Lynne C. Halem

In the Time of Covid-19: The Rush to Modification

(9/15/20)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Today as the coronavirus keeps us isolated, huddled in our homes, fearful of venturing too far or thinking too deeply, we cannot long ignore the pandemic’s impact on contractual deals that we made when we thought we understood the present and even banked on a better tomorrow.

Michael Jacobs

The Paradox of Pain in Mediation

(9/04/20)Michael Jacobs

Pain is a mixed blessing in mediation.

Cinnie Noble

Criticizing Others

(8/29/20)Cinnie Noble

One way that some of us cope when we are in conflict is to criticize the other person for something he or she is saying or doing.

Phyllis Pollack

“Death by a thousand paper cuts.”

(8/29/20)Phyllis Pollack

The term “microaggression” was coined in the 1970s by Dr. Chester Pierce who is a psychiatrist, and refers to “subtle, stunning, often automatic, and nonverbal exchanges which are ‘put downs’ of Black people and members of other minority groups; ‘micro’ refers to their routine frequency, not the scale of their impact.” (Id.)

Kayla Matthews

Employee Contracts Are Becoming Complicated Amid COVID-19

(8/29/20)Kayla Matthews

Employee contracts, which were rarely straightforward before the pandemic, are particularly complicated now.

NAFCM, D.G. Mawn

NAFCM Vulnerable Visions

(8/29/20)NAFCM, D.G. Mawn

The National Association for Community Mediation discusses the importance of having a vulnerable vision, and standing up for it.

Kathleen Kauth

Mind Reading is Not a Communication Strategy

(8/21/20)Kathleen Kauth

Have you ever been in a situation with another individual where you have absolutely no idea what they are thinking?

Michael Lang

I am no good at making masks, so how can I pitch in during the pandemic?

(8/14/20)Michael Lang

Is there something more I could do, as part of the human community that might make a difference?

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