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William Ury “Getting to Yes with Yourself” – 53 min. Video author.

William Ury “Getting to Yes with Yourself” – 53 min. Video

Renowned negotiation expert William Ury visited Google's Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book, "Getting to Yes with Yourself (and...

By William Ury

Four Things You May Not Know About Conflict Even Though You Are Already A Conflict Expert–Book Excerpt

We are living in an era of incredible, unprecedented change. Global competition, evolving gender roles, technological advances, and heightened security...

By Elinor Robin
The Conflict Pivot: A Must-Read for Mediators and Coaches – Book Review author.

The Conflict Pivot: A Must-Read for Mediators and Coaches – Book Review

As a coach, teacher, and mediator, I'm always looking for resources to help me explain conflict issues better and do...

By Lorraine Segal

Reflections on Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

This is a book review of Everything is Workable:  A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution by Diane Musho Hamilton. A...

By Doris Tennant

Philosophy

An entertaining new book on philosophy (who would have thought there could be such a thing) called Plato at the...

By Joe Markowitz
The Myth of Mediation Neutrality – book excerpt author.

The Myth of Mediation Neutrality – book excerpt

The traditional view is that a mediator is a neutral, third party who helps two or more conflicting parties cooperatively...

By Kevin Boileau
Book Review: The Variegated Landscape of Mediation author.

Book Review: The Variegated Landscape of Mediation

Book Review: The Variegated Landscape of Mediation A comparative study of mediation regulation and practices in Europe and the World...

By Michael Leathes
“Conflict – The Unexpected Gift” Book Review author.

“Conflict – The Unexpected Gift” Book Review

About the Authors: Jack Hamilton, Elisabeth Seaman, Sharlene Gee, and Hillary Freeman have been mediators and facilitators with Learn2Resolve, a...

By Elisabeth Seaman, Jack Hamilton

Book Review: Short and Happy Guide to Mediation

Will Pryor's "Short and Happy Guide to Mediation" is both. You can read it in a sitting, and probably will....

By Don Philbin
Mediation’s Magnum Opus: Book Review of “Mediation: A Practice Guide for Mediators, Lawyers and Other Professionals” author.

Mediation’s Magnum Opus: Book Review of “Mediation: A Practice Guide for Mediators, Lawyers and Other Professionals”

MEDIATION’S MAGNUM OPUS A Book Review by Les Wallerstein Like most emerging professions, mediation has spawned an abundant literature of...

By Les Wallerstein
Party-Directed Mediation: Book Download author.

Party-Directed Mediation: Book Download

The third edition of Party-Directed Mediation: Facilitating Dialogue between Individuals is now on-line as a free PDF download. This controversial...

By Gregorio Billikopf
Positive Supervision and Intervision author.

Positive Supervision and Intervision

POSITIEVE SUPERVISIE EN INTERVISIE , by FREDRIKE BANNINK Publisher: Hofgreve UItgevers, Amsterdam 2012, 255 pages, ISBN 978-90-79729-68-5. Many readers will...

By Fredrike P. Bannink
View from the Middle of the Road: Book Review author.

View from the Middle of the Road: Book Review

Reading a good mediation or conflict resolution book I often say should not be a spectator sport.  Rather, it should...

By Jan Frankel Schau, Jeff Thompson
Lincoln Unchained: A Principled Hardball Negotiator For the Ages – Film Review author.

Lincoln Unchained: A Principled Hardball Negotiator For the Ages – Film Review

“Lincoln” is worthy of admission to the elite pantheon of excellent films, few in number, that focus on negotiation. More...

By Robert Benjamin
Negotiation in the Shadows:  A Book Review of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg author.

Negotiation in the Shadows: A Book Review of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is the current Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.  Her book is intended as a practical guide to the...

By Robert Benjamin
Review of Picture It Settled® Software for Negotiation author.

Review of Picture It Settled® Software for Negotiation

As a lawyer, a district judge and now as a mediator for many years now, I have always sought out...

By Will Pryor

What Did You Just Say?

Originally published in the Advocate, September 2011 IssueIn my mediation practice, where the negotiation is about money, which it usually...

By Barbara Brown

Book Review: Success as a Mediator…for Dummies

Let me start off by saying I’m not a huge fan of _______ for Dummies. Never have been. So when...

By Jason Dykstra
Book Review: Stories Mediators Tell author.

Book Review: Stories Mediators Tell

Mediation is often promoted as an alternative to the win/lose process of litigation. One of the trademarks and selling points...

By Jeff Thompson
Book Review: Who Gets What author.

Book Review: Who Gets What

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleThis book review originally published in the summer issue of the JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert....

By Chris Poole
Review of “Splitting America: How Politicians, Super PACS and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce author.

Review of “Splitting America: How Politicians, Super PACS and the News Media Mirror High Conflict Divorce

You can order "Splitting America" at www.hcipress.com, www.UnhookedBooks.com, or www.Amazon.com.Review of Splitting America: How Politicians, Super PACS and the News...

By Michael Scott
Book Review: Psychology for Lawyers author.

Book Review: Psychology for Lawyers

ADR Prof Blog by Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole,Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross and Cynthia Alkon. The book Psychology for...

By Michael Moffitt
Want to Understand Power Better? A New Book from Neuroscientist Ian Robertson may help author.

Want to Understand Power Better? A New Book from Neuroscientist Ian Robertson may help

Neuroscience and Conflict Resolution Blog by Stephanie West AllenI have posted about Dr. Robertson a number of times in the...

By Stephanie West Allen
Book Review: Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation author.

Book Review: Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation

First published in the Scotsman NewspaperMuch has been written about how to be a more effective lawyer in the modern...

By John Sturrock
Business Gurus Bet on Women author.

Business Gurus Bet on Women

Now that the Paycheck Fairness Act has been blocked by the GOP, sending federal funding for women’s negotiation training to...

By Victoria Pynchon
On Negotiation, Extremism and History – Book Review of Brown’s and Marriott’s ADR Principles and Practice author.

On Negotiation, Extremism and History – Book Review of Brown’s and Marriott’s ADR Principles and Practice

ADR Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, Henry Brown and Arthur Marriott, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2011. Available on Amazon.com in...

By Robert Benjamin
Book Review: Conflict and Charisma author.

Book Review: Conflict and Charisma

Olivia Fox Cabane’s new book The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism is...

By Jeff Thompson

Recognizing Shame in Mediation

Have you ever read a book that really makes you think? Right now I’m reading the book, “The Gifts of...

By Jason Dykstra
Foreclosure Mediation Program – Video author.

Foreclosure Mediation Program – Video

Court Clips, a video, informational program produced by the New Jersey Courts, explains the foreclosure mediation program. The programs facilitates...

By New Jersey courts New Jersey
Book Review: The Grownup ABCs of Conflict Resolution author.

Book Review: The Grownup ABCs of Conflict Resolution

If I ever had to choose a woman to accompany me in a dark, scary alley with only one apparent...

By Monique McKay

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