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Bayonetta 3, Fairpay and Negotiation author.

Bayonetta 3, Fairpay and Negotiation

Interested in issues like pay equity, pay transparency, salary negotiations, and the role of gender and unions? Then, this video...

By Bob Bordone
Modifying Underlying Dimensions in the TKI author.

Modifying Underlying Dimensions in the TKI

Since the early 1970s, two dimensions of the TKI have been used to plot the five conflict modes: Assertiveness and Cooperativeness (my...

By Ralph Kilmann
Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more… author.

Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more…

A sample of over 3,000 phrases for negotiators, mediators, and judges, on more than 400 topics in the book from...

By John Barkai
Learning Conflict Management Methods Direct From Their Creator author.

Learning Conflict Management Methods Direct From Their Creator

Ever since mid-March 2020, when the first U.S. lockdowns took effect as the coronavirus began ravaging the globe, the shift...

By Ralph Kilmann
Logic, Emotions and Values: 40 Years of Negotiation Style and Decision Theory author.

Logic, Emotions and Values: 40 Years of Negotiation Style and Decision Theory

Much has been written about negotiation style and decision theory in the last 40 years. Getting to Yes was a sensation in...

By Faith Ireland
Abandoning Our Assumptions When in Conflict author.

Abandoning Our Assumptions When in Conflict

Conflict Management Blog by Cinnie Noble “For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views...

By Cinnie Noble
Negotiation is Not Much Different From a Muscle: An Excerpt from ‘For the Forces of Good’ author.

Negotiation is Not Much Different From a Muscle: An Excerpt from ‘For the Forces of Good’

mediate.com is excited to share a sneak peek at the already best-selling book by attorney, veteran mediator and internationally renowned...

By Lucia Kanter St Amour
Conflict Management and ‘The Big Picture’ author.

Conflict Management and ‘The Big Picture’

Here is a far-reaching question: What causes conflict? In particular, does conflict largely stem from differences within and between people?...

By Ralph Kilmann
A Dollar for Chalking author.

A Dollar for Chalking

In May 2019, I posted a blog about a plaintiff who challenged a parking ticket on the grounds that chalking her tires...

By Phyllis Pollack
Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents author.

Back to School Basics for Busy Co-parents

Back to school is upon us, and for most parents, it can bring a whole new set of challenges not...

By Melissa Provence
A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’ author.

A Long, Hard Road to ‘Yes’

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $392 billion of federal investments in energy and climate policies, reflects a...

By John Lande
Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses author.

Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses

Toxic co-workers or bosses can create big problems at work. As a workplace conflict transformation consultant, coach, and trainer, I...

By Lorraine Segal
You Likely Provoke Others, From Time to Time, Right? author.

You Likely Provoke Others, From Time to Time, Right?

I imagine we all do! However, we aren’t necessarily aware of how we do so until it’s too late. Though...

By Cinnie Noble
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
Resolving Strategy and Structure Conflicts author.

Resolving Strategy and Structure Conflicts

Perhaps two of the most challenging conflicts confronting organizations today concern (1) formulating strategy and then (2) manifesting it throughout...

By Ralph Kilmann
What Does Rowing Across the Pacific Have to do with Dispute Resolution? author.

What Does Rowing Across the Pacific Have to do with Dispute Resolution?

In case you haven’t been keeping up with the news, on Monday, July 25, a four-woman rowing team arrived in...

By Cynthia Alkon
Book Review – America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights author.

Book Review – America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights

'America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights' is authored by Bertram Levine and Grande Lum America’s Peacemakers is...

By Janet Chance
William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room author.

William Ury’s ‘The Art of Saying ‘No,’ and How it Applies in the Mediation Room

A Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation seminar taught late last year by William Ury picked up on his legendary negotiation practice and theory...

By Mylene Chan
Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies author.

Tangible Techniques versus Fuzzy Technologies

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation author.

What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation

A recent Custody X Change study found that 93 percent of divorcing parents tried an alternative dispute resolution method –...

By Ben Coltrin
Collaborating: Most Complex and Least Understood Conflict Mode author.

Collaborating: Most Complex and Least Understood Conflict Mode

Even though the collaborating mode sounds ideal to most people, it can only be used successfully under the right conditions....

By Ralph Kilmann
LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends author.

LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends

As the number of LGBTQ marriages has significantly increased in recent years, the number of divorces has also gone up....

By Carmela DeNicola
More Than Ever, Leaders Need Soft Skills author.

More Than Ever, Leaders Need Soft Skills

Hiring leaders used to mean identifying their areas of technical expertise, looking at the positions they had held, and evaluating...

By Maria Simpson
Most Effective Use of a Conflict Mode author.

Most Effective Use of a Conflict Mode

Even if you choose to avoid for the right reasons, does it make a difference what you actually say to...

By Ralph Kilmann
How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships author.

How Mediation Can Help Toxic Behaviors in Relationships

Sometimes, the relationships in our lives can become toxic over time. Whether it’s in the relationships we hold with our...

By Sophie Bishop
Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel author.

Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel

A panel discussion featuring four experts who will discuss how divorce mediation can help you through the process and deal with...

By Leyla Balakhane, Chip Rose
Encanto and Conflict Communication – Video author.

Encanto and Conflict Communication – Video

You may be wondering what Disney's Encanto movie has to do with negotiation. Negotiation is everywhere in the conversations we...

By Bob Bordone
Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6 author.

Proposal for A User Friendlier CCP Section 664.6

Most settlement agreements provide that the entire action shall be dismissed and the court shall retain jurisdiction under Code of...

By Michael Diliberto
Future of ODR In Kenya author.

Future of ODR In Kenya

Future of ODR In Kenya Mediation has a way of resolving disputes is as old as the human kind. Kenya...

By Daniel Nganga Ndogo
A Comparison of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems author.

A Comparison of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems

For those disputants who have found that there is no pertinent binding or legal remedy to their problems or where...

By Sharon Kendrick-Johnson

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