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Uncertainty by @jonathanfields

I read an interesting book lately called Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields recently and it has changed the way I think...

By Jason Dykstra
The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts author.

The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts

When faced with complex problems, we typically respond in one of three ways. Often, our initial reaction is to feel...

By Peter T. Coleman
Book Review: How Leading Lawyers Think author.

Book Review: How Leading Lawyers Think

“How Leading Lawyers Think” by Randall Kiser is a rare inside look at decision making, mediation, negotiation and case evaluation...

By Monique McKay, Robert Creo
Mediation Ethics Book Review author.

Mediation Ethics Book Review

Mediators are uniquely capable of seeing contradictory versions of the same story and valuing at least two perspectives in a...

By Jan Frankel Schau
An Unabashedly Values-Based Mediation Practice author.

An Unabashedly Values-Based Mediation Practice

The co-publication late last year by the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation...

By Arnold W. Zeman
What Makes a Successful Mediator? author.

What Makes a Successful Mediator?

From the blog of Nancy Hudgins I came across the following attributes of a successful mediator, authored by Victoria Pynchon,...

By Nancy Hudgins
The Week In Assholes, Part Deux author.

The Week In Assholes, Part Deux

In honor of the second week of my East Coast Book Tour, I give you the second edition of The...

By Victoria Pynchon
Discernment author.

Discernment

Discernment (Lantern Books), the title of Buddhist nun Venerable Yifa’s new book, provides the mediator and other ADR practitioners a...

By Jeff Thompson

A Is For What?

Only a fearless writer would title her book " A is for Asshole."  I know Vickie Pynchon mainly as a...

By Joe Markowitz
The ABC’s Of Conflict Thanks The ADR Blogosphere And Mediate.com author.

The ABC’s Of Conflict Thanks The ADR Blogosphere And Mediate.com

I began to blog on ADR topics in 2006 when I stumbled over local mediator Jeff Krivis’ blog (thanks Jeff!) I’ve...

By Victoria Pynchon
International and Comparative Mediation: Legal Perspectives (Book Review) author.

International and Comparative Mediation: Legal Perspectives (Book Review)

International and Comparative Mediation: Legal Perspectives By Nadja Alexander What marks this book out as exceptional, valuable, inspiring and even...

By Michael Leathes

A Practical Bibliography of Books for the Mediation Practitioner (2010 Update)

Abramson, Harold I. Mediation Representation: Advocating as a Problem Solver (In Any Culture or Country). 2nd ed. Louisville, Colo.: National...

By Barbara Brown
A Review Of Lawyers As Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law author.

A Review Of Lawyers As Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law

I found J. Kim Wright (lawyer and author) the way people find people these days, by Googling something I was...

By Brooke Goldfarb
The Road Less Traveled: A Review Of J. Kim Wright’s Lawyers As Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law author.

The Road Less Traveled: A Review Of J. Kim Wright’s Lawyers As Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law

Published by the American Bar Association in April, 2010, Lawyers as Peacemakers was named an ABA Flagship Book and is...

By Diane J. Levin

Chapter One of Lawyers as Peacemakers, Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law

Published by the American Bar Association in April, 2010, Lawyers as Peacemakers was named an ABA Flagship Book and is...

By J. Kim Wright
Mediation Representation: Advocating As A Problem-Solver In Any Country Or Culture (Book Review) author.

Mediation Representation: Advocating As A Problem-Solver In Any Country Or Culture (Book Review)

Title: Mediation Representation: Advocating As A Problem-Solver In Any Country Or Culture Author: Harold I. Abramson ISBN: 9781601561084 Publisher: NITA...

By Michael Leathes
A Spring Business Reading List For Mediators author.

A Spring Business Reading List For Mediators

I’ve got four business books on my reading pile for March. Here’s what I’m reading and why: Switch: How to...

By Tammy Lenski
Book Review Of Collaborative Divorce Handbook: Helping Families Without Going To Court author.

Book Review Of Collaborative Divorce Handbook: Helping Families Without Going To Court

"We had to learn ourselves, and furthermore we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not matter what...

By Nan Burnett

A Practical Bibliography of Books for the Mediation Practitioner

I want to acknowledge Ken Reed for letting me see his bibliography when I was starting this project; Woody Mosten,...

By Barbara Brown
112 Ways to Succeed in Any Negotiation or Mediation (Book Review) author.

112 Ways to Succeed in Any Negotiation or Mediation (Book Review)

Steve Mehta, already an accomplished mediator and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) blogger, has decided to take on the title of...

By Jeff Thompson
Challenging Conflict, Mediation Through Understanding (Book Review) author.

Challenging Conflict, Mediation Through Understanding (Book Review)

Challenging Conflict, Mediation Through Understanding By Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein 2008, American Bar Association Reviewed by Adam J. Berner,...

By Adam Berner
Negotiation Teaching 2.0: New Book Rethinks Current Approaches, Considers Culture author.

Negotiation Teaching 2.0: New Book Rethinks Current Approaches, Considers Culture

“But we’ve always done it this way” all too often stifles fresh thinking or bars the way to needed change....

By Diane J. Levin
Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients From Venus: Differing Perceptions Of Mediation Documented In New Book author.

Lawyers Are From Mars, Clients From Venus: Differing Perceptions Of Mediation Documented In New Book

After attending a breakout session at the 2009 ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Spring Meeting titled  “What Do Litigators Want...

By Diane J. Levin
Book Review:  Staying With Conflict:  A Strategic Approach To Ongoing Disputes author.

Book Review: Staying With Conflict: A Strategic Approach To Ongoing Disputes

Bernard Mayer, Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes (Jossey-Bass 2009)In his newest book, Staying with Conflict, Bernie...

By Jan Frankel Schau
Book Review: The Healthy Divorce: Keys to Ending Your Marriage While Preserving your Emotional Well-Being author.

Book Review: The Healthy Divorce: Keys to Ending Your Marriage While Preserving your Emotional Well-Being

Gold, Lois. The Healthy Divorce: Keys to Ending your Marriage While Preserving your Emotional Well-Being. Sphinx Publishing, 2009. Reviewed by...

By Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Darwin As Conflict Theorist author.

Darwin As Conflict Theorist

I thank the editorial assistance of Angel Diaz the biologist and Merri Hanson the mediator. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-82) has...

By Luis Miguel Diaz
Cross-Border Internet Dispute Book Review author.

Cross-Border Internet Dispute Book Review

Cross-border Internet Dispute Book Review Publisher's summary [here] Interested in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)? A new book is out on...

By Jeff Thompson
Building A Golden Bridge author.

Building A Golden Bridge

What? What does a bridge, no less a 'golden' one, have to do with mediation and negotiation? Well, the term...

By Jeff Thompson
A Mid-Winter ADR Business Reading List author.

A Mid-Winter ADR Business Reading List

From the Mediator Tech blog of Tammy Lenski.February in New England is a time for crackling fires in the hearth,...

By Managing Editor

New Book From Bernie Mayer

Take a peek inside Bernie Mayer's brand new book with this free chapter. "Staying with Conflict offers a new paradigm...

By Geoff Sharp

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