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Waiting – A Mediation Distraction author.

Waiting – A Mediation Distraction

Back in the early 80’s when mediation was just taking hold as an alternative to court, joint session held first...

By Paul Rajkowski
My Many Years with the TKI and MBTI Assessment Tools author.

My Many Years with the TKI and MBTI Assessment Tools

In 1970, while enrolled in UCLA’s doctoral program in the behavioral sciences, I took the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)...

By Ralph Kilmann
But is it “Fair”? author.

But is it “Fair”?

How many times have we heard the refrain,” But, it is not fair!” or “I just want to be fair...

By Phyllis Pollack
The Agreement to Conflict author.

The Agreement to Conflict

The Agreement to Conflict Within relationships we care about, professional or personal, those we hope will keep-up their stride for...

By Keren Khaya Abrams
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
Why Do We Blame? author.

Why Do We Blame?

“The only thing blame does it to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to...

By Cinnie Noble
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
Co-parenting mediation when you have a new partner author.

Co-parenting mediation when you have a new partner

When you have an ongoing child custody dispute and you’re headed to mediation, you may want to include your new...

By Ben Coltrin
On Grief and Grace author.

On Grief and Grace

We lost so much when COVID came to town.  We lost a sense of normal.  We lost jobs. We lost...

By Kimberly Best
Our Shame Stories and Conflict author.

Our Shame Stories and Conflict

Our shame stories can fuel conflict. Those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while, know that I...

By Lorraine Segal
How Best to Resolve Conflicts in the Health Care Setting author.

How Best to Resolve Conflicts in the Health Care Setting

The world of health care has changed dramatically during the past two years. It was already experiencing various pressures, and...

By Lisbeth M. Bulmash
Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say? author.

Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say?

Mediation is an excellent choice when two upcoming spouses want a neutral process to discuss and finalize the financial terms...

By Roseann Vanella
Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession author.

Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession

It’s time for mediation to claim its place as a stand-alone profession freed from being just an alternative to the...

By Greg Rooney
First We Take Manhattan author.

First We Take Manhattan

Leonard Cohen’s protest song about terrorism was, he said in a 1988 interview, about the power of ideas to shake...

By Tony Guise
Top 10 Questions About Child Support author.

Top 10 Questions About Child Support

Top 10 Questions About Child Support One of the most talked-about issues in separation is the issue of child support....

By Marian Grande
Conflict & Consciousness author.

Conflict & Consciousness

Who is Determining Your Self-Worth? I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for...

By Ralph Kilmann
Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Video Eviction Mediation Program in Uncertain Times author.

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Video Eviction Mediation Program in Uncertain Times

This article is part of a series of perspectives on eviction mediation program development that is being supported by the American Arbitration...

By Jennifer Shack
Bregant, Robbenolt, and Winship – Perceptions on Settlement author.

Bregant, Robbenolt, and Winship – Perceptions on Settlement

We don’t post a lot of scholarship updates here as there are many better outlets for that, but once and...

By Art Hinshaw
Personal Transformations are Required for Corporate Transformation author.

Personal Transformations are Required for Corporate Transformation

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

By Ralph Kilmann
Your Rearview Mirror author.

Your Rearview Mirror

My father encouraged us to be handy. He encouraged us to read the instructions and do it ourselves if we...

By Mordechai Rhine
5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique author.

5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique

In Ontario, most separating parents are able to resolve disagreements over decision-making responsibility (formerly known as custody) and parenting time...

By Ben Coltrin
Chemistry and the World of Mediation author.

Chemistry and the World of Mediation

I have been fortunate in the more than 25 years I have been mediating cases. I have met and worked...

By Donald Cripe
The Avoiding Culture in Organizations author.

The Avoiding Culture in Organizations

Many organizations seem to have a strong avoiding culture, which can best be investigated with a specific change in TKI instructions. Instead...

By Ralph Kilmann
7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation author.

7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation

I’ve recently been helping some parents think through how and when to talk to their children about their divorce.  Here...

By Joy Rosenthal
Beware of Email Agreements! author.

Beware of Email Agreements!

The American Bar Association published a story warning us all to be careful about settling by email. It recited the...

By Phyllis Pollack
Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day? author.

Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day?

It’s somewhat counterintuitive to think and say we actually laugh at our interpersonal disputes! But, in my work as a...

By Cinnie Noble
Perhaps the Eyewitness is Correct! author.

Perhaps the Eyewitness is Correct!

In various blogs throughout the years, I have discussed the unreliability of eyewitness testimony and of misidentification. However, an article...

By Phyllis Pollack
Invisible Rules and Conflict author.

Invisible Rules and Conflict

Invisible rules can lead to conflict. Are you unconsciously expecting other people to automatically follow your invisible rules? If so, you may...

By Lorraine Segal
Parenthood Changed My Conflict Style author.

Parenthood Changed My Conflict Style

Part One in a three-part series applying insights from conflict styles to parent-child relationships.  By Laura Bowles, coach and mediator,...

By Laura Bowles
Values in Mediation author.

Values in Mediation

Values are a set of beliefs we hold onto and fall back on whenever we speak or act. They are...

By Lauren Kominkiewicz

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