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In workplace conflict resolution, just as in any peacebuilding effort, much of the success lies in the parties’ motivation to resolve the dispute.
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.
Employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is destroying lives, says Maria Miller MP.
In response to a questions about what compelled me to create a conflict management coaching model, I explained that in my work as a workplace mediator it became evident that many leaders do not know how to “be” in conflict.
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.
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
Are grudges useful in negotiation?
This article is on using your assets well in a mediation.
If you're going through a divorce or a rough business settlement, it's safe to say your life has been stressful lately.
The current commercial mediation model handed down over the past 30 years is working just fine for lawyers and mediators (not to mention the court system).
There is an adage that a person who is her own lawyer, has a fool for a client, meaning that representing yourself is a foolish.
Although you can’t control the outcome of a difficult conversation or meeting at work, you can take inner action to support an effective conversation and a good outcome.
There are a lot of things NOT to say or do when in conflict with someone else if we are wanting to resolve or mend things.
Are you looking to carry out workplace mediations? Not sure what the training would involve?
Amy J. Schmitz, Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, has published a timely article titled “Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives.”
When you have a complex, multi-disciplinary problem, should you hire one expert in one aspect of the problem and then hope that that person can manage all the other aspects?
This month, Resource Center Director Nicole Wilmet spoke with Robyn Weinstein, ADR Administrator at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, to learn about her favorite resource.
How can you help clients when the other party disappears?
In 2018, the California Supreme Court drastically changed the employment law landscape in California by adopting the “ABC Test” for determining whether workers are employees ( and not independent contractors) under California wage order laws.
With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.
The end of NDAs should be fundamental to encouraging good working environments across the NHS and the kind of honest, self-aware culture that both staff and patients can rely on.
Conflict in businesses and organizations can show up in at least three different ways.
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.
This is an interview by Dr. Clare Fowler, current Mediate.com Managing Editor, with John Ford, the first Mediate.com Managing Editor and a well-known HR and workplace mediation specialist.
You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.
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.”
One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right
Conflict debts at work are hard to pay down.
Have you ever heard yourself say (or think) something like,“Wait. No. Actually I didn’t mean it that way. I was just throwing ideas out. I . . .” Oops.
Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.
Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.
It feels productive to toss out ideas for a solution and demonstrate how much we want to help. But it’s usually unproductive if we haven’t done something essential first: Make sure we understand the problem from their frame of reference.
Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!
Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.
(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes
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Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.