This article identifies four approaches to environmental policy-making or problem-solving.
Psychological safety is an important element in successful, productive work cultures. So what does that look like?
It can be easy to get so wrapped up in the details of the present you forget about what is next. Do not make that mistake!
One of the most important things a mediator must do- if not the most important- is to build trust and rapport with the parties. In pre-Covid days, this was a bit easier; the mediator could sit face to face with each party and schmooze.
While debriefing immediately after a co-mediation, an interesting question arose: “Does a reflection always have the same function regardless of the context?”
This article focuses on creativity and negotiation role models.
Why do you think so many people do not feel gratitude? How would you articulate why a simple emotion can be so elusive?
Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.
If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children.
“I’ve learned so much from my mistakes. I’m thinking about making a few more.”
Almost one year ago, life for most of us changed irrevocably: we went from commuting to and from our offices and fighting traffic to commuting between our bedrooms and “home” offices and fighting over internet access.
Expectations are part of living as a human being. If we are in a relationship, we expect to be treated a certain way.
In this post, I explore more aggravating, and avoidable, behaviors that may upset or undermine the mediator and the mediation process.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) plays a major part in negotiation.
Shining a light on your blind spots can help you with conflict.
I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using a fun video on different types of questions courtesy of my nieces.
The term “happy divorce” seems like an oxymoron, and maybe it is.
Fear of rejection can inhibit ones possibilities to reach full potential in life and in the mediation room. Based on an experiment of actively seeking rejection, what can a mediator learn from the connection between conflict and rejection?
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.
Are kindness and conversation still possible? What about the many other people who share a perspective with those folks and are not themselves violent?
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.
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.
Lawyers love conflict. They thrive on it. If anyone can coexist with conflict, it’s a lawyer.
Empty threats in dispute resolution change nothing.
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.