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Jeremy Pollack

Best Conditions for Workplace Conflict Resolution: When Can it Work?

(6/14/19)Jeremy Pollack

In workplace conflict resolution, just as in any peacebuilding effort, much of the success lies in the parties’ motivation to resolve the dispute.

Melissa Adkins

Reclaiming Who You Are Post-Divorce

(6/14/19)Melissa Adkins

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.

Arran Heal

Can't Employers Live Without Gagging Orders?

(6/14/19)Arran Heal

Employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) is destroying lives, says Maria Miller MP.

Cinnie Noble

“Being” in Conflict

(6/14/19)Cinnie Noble

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.

Denise French

Divorce Done Differently!

(6/06/19)Denise French

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.

Leyla Balakhane

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

(6/06/19)Leyla Balakhane

When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.

Joy Rosenthal

Hold Your Grudges!

(6/06/19)Joy Rosenthal

Are grudges useful in negotiation?

Bill Marsh

Don’t Sit On Your Ass[ets] – Part 2: The Arguments

(6/06/19)Bill Marsh

This article is on using your assets well in a mediation.

Sylvia Smith

How Meditation Can Help During Mediation

(5/31/19)Sylvia Smith

If you're going through a divorce or a rough business settlement, it's safe to say your life has been stressful lately.

John Lande

Planning for Good Quality Decision-Making in Mediation Using PETSM

(5/31/19)John Lande

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).

Phyllis Pollack

Mediating My Own Disputes

(5/31/19)Phyllis Pollack

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.

Meredith Richardson

Four Tips to Navigate a Difficult Conversation at Work

(5/23/19)Meredith Richardson

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.

Cinnie Noble

The “Do Nots” of Conflict

(5/23/19)Cinnie Noble

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.

Matt Giblin

Ever Wondered What it's Like to Train as a Mediator?

(5/23/19)Matt Giblin

Are you looking to carry out workplace mediations? Not sure what the training would involve?

Beth Graham

Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives

(5/23/19)Beth Graham

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.”

Andrew Nadolna

Co-Mediation Can Bring Harmony to a Complex Case

(5/18/19)Andrew Nadolna

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?

Nicole Wilmet

My Favorite Resource Featuring Robyn Weinstein

(5/18/19)Nicole Wilmet

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.

Meredith Richardson

When Someone You Love Disappears on You

(5/18/19)Meredith Richardson

How can you help clients when the other party disappears?

Phyllis Pollack

The “ABC Test” is Retroactive!

(5/18/19)Phyllis Pollack

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.

Denise French

The Downside of DIY Divorce

(5/10/19)Denise French

With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.

Arran Heal

Why the NHS Shouldn't Need to Worry About Whistleblowers

(5/10/19)Arran Heal

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.

Lorraine Segal

Three Common Ways Conflict Shows Up in Organizations

(5/10/19)Lorraine Segal

Conflict in businesses and organizations can show up in at least three different ways.

Tammy Lenski

Start With a Small Yes

(5/10/19)Tammy Lenski

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.

John Ford

Interview with John Ford: The Future of HR and Workplace Mediation

(5/04/19)John Ford

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.

Ann Cerney

Is There LIfe After Divorce At 45? Your Mindset Tells It All

(5/03/19)Ann Cerney

You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.

Arran Heal

Have We Lost the Ability to be Curious?

(5/03/19)Arran Heal

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.”

Cinnie Noble

The Need to Be Right

(5/03/19)Cinnie Noble

One of the many attitudes to conflict that derails interpersonal conflicts (and most conflicts, really) is a need to be right

Lorraine Segal

Avoiding a Conflict Debt at Work

(5/03/19)Lorraine Segal

Conflict debts at work are hard to pay down.

Maria Simpson

Two Things About Negotiating

(4/26/19)Maria Simpson

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.

Leyla Balakhane

Division of Assets and Debts

(4/26/19)Leyla Balakhane

Financial matters are a primary topic of discussion in divorce mediation.

Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator

(4/26/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union.

Tammy Lenski

Slow Down and Be the Bedouin

(4/26/19)Tammy Lenski

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.

Cinnie Noble

Who Are You When You Are In Conflict?

(4/26/19)Cinnie Noble

Some conflictual interactions bring out parts of us we don’t really like or, even recognize at times!

Ann Cerney

Are You and Your Ex “High Conflict Parents”? 5 Red Flags and What You Can Do

(4/22/19)Ann Cerney

Whether you are divorced or considering divorce, you’ve probably heard the dreaded catch phrase “high conflict parents”.

Save Your Professional Relationships: The Doctor’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

(4/22/19)Jonathan Ford Hughes

Conflict in medicine: It’s about as inevitable as the flu season.

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