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The Missing Spice: How Mediators Supercharge Collaborative Practice author.

The Missing Spice: How Mediators Supercharge Collaborative Practice

Imagine a complex culinary creation – a dish bursting with flavor, requiring a symphony of ingredients to come together perfectly....

By Yanine Simpser
The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry author.

The Role of Ombudsmen and The Recurring Ethical Crisis in the American Financial Services Industry

In September 2016, Wells Fargo, a major financial institution of the US, fired over 5000 employees for misconduct, and issued...

By Alia Ismail
Where Peace Is Lost to Conflict author.

Where Peace Is Lost to Conflict

Where peace is lost to conflict, how can we find it? Drawing inspiration for conflict transformation from science fiction. I often...

By Lorraine Segal
Neutrality Trap: The Danger of Staying Silent author.

Neutrality Trap: The Danger of Staying Silent

In its commitment to serving as an institution dedicated to preventing, de-escalating, managing, resolving, and transforming conflicts into opportunities for...

By Papito Francis Ojok
Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates author.

Ending Mental Illness Discrimination in Dispute Resolution and Beyond: Some 2023 Updates

Since 2021, MH Mediate’s Mental Health Safe Project (MH Safe) has been providing resources for addressing stereotypes, stigma, and discrimination...

By Dan Berstein
A Successful Mediation author.

A Successful Mediation

Because facilitative mediation has been demonstrably successful in resolving disputes, many courts presiding over civil claims are referring cases to...

By William Gilbride
Bringing Informed Consent & Consumerism into Mediation: Parties Jointly Select Their Lawyers author.

Bringing Informed Consent & Consumerism into Mediation: Parties Jointly Select Their Lawyers

Lawyers can play a vital role in the success of mediation. Guiding their clients inside and outside joint mediation session...

By Forrest (Woody) Mosten
An Uncomfortable Listening Level author.

An Uncomfortable Listening Level

An uncomfortable listening level can guide a difficult conversation. Are there topics or deep conversations that feel uncomfortable to you?...

By Lorraine Segal
Fall Focus: Supporting Today’s Workplace author.

Fall Focus: Supporting Today’s Workplace

At Mediate.com, we have named Fall 23 as the Time of the Workplace. This means that beginning in September going...

By Clare Fowler
Dancing with Disagreement author.

Dancing with Disagreement

A person does not have to be particularly gifted to be able to make disagreements worse. On the other hand,...

By John Potter
Metaphors for our Movement author.

Metaphors for our Movement

I recently sent a message on the DRLE listserv about a transition in managing it and the DRLE website from Jim Levin...

By John Lande
England & Wales (finally) Embrace Mediation author.

England & Wales (finally) Embrace Mediation

In England and Wales (E&W) we are about to put hundreds of thousands of cases through ADR.  Endless hesitation and...

By Tony Guise
Are Negotiation Tactics Returning to the American Government? author.

Are Negotiation Tactics Returning to the American Government?

It is no secret that the American government is mired in ideological gridlock. It does not seem to be a...

By Cindy Feit
Conflict Junkies author.

Conflict Junkies

There are many causes of constructive and destructive conflict, and we try to engage in conflict in meaningful ways. There...

By John Potter
What’s in a Face? author.

What’s in a Face?

“Faces always talk too much.  One line and all their plans are revealed.”  — Floriano Martins  Martins, a Brazilian poet, is not...

By Laurie Israel
The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football author.

The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football

Carlo Ancelotti stands out as a revered and esteemed personality within the multifaceted realm of football management. A household name...

By Pitamber Yadav
Noticing Six Dispute Modes author.

Noticing Six Dispute Modes

Noticing the Dispute Mode may help a neutral facilitator in monitoring for safety concerns as well as participant status during...

By James Harvey
Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation author.

Trauma-Informed Care in Mediation

(This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on May 30 and June 27, 2023.) "The paradox...

By Laura Athens
Shaping a New Paradigm: Creating Lasting Change through Diversity and Inclusion in Mediation author.

Shaping a New Paradigm: Creating Lasting Change through Diversity and Inclusion in Mediation

Improving diversity in the field of mediation is crucial for creating an inclusive and effective environment. Implicit bias can significantly...

By Aaron Sidhu
The Gentle Art of Dispute Resolution – Mediation Lessons from a Jiu Jitsu Practitioner author.

The Gentle Art of Dispute Resolution – Mediation Lessons from a Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which I have practiced for more than a decade, has taught me invaluable life lessons on and...

By Darren Rumack
Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict author.

Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict

Preparing yourself for a mediation is challenging. No one likes conflict, and no matter how well you prepare or how...

By Laura Lorber
6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument author.

6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument

Arguments are an unavoidable part of life, but they’re not always bad. Whether between a parent and child, two partners,...

By Sophie Bishop
Your Ultimate 12-Step Guide to Coworker Mediation author.

Your Ultimate 12-Step Guide to Coworker Mediation

Whether problems between coworkers seem constant or sporadic, handling conflict resolution in the workplace can be difficult and uncomfortable for...

By Jeremy Pollack
My Students Are Ready To Handle The Most Divisive Conflicts author.

My Students Are Ready To Handle The Most Divisive Conflicts

I teach a graduate course on facilitation skills for both master’s degree and graduate certificate students  at the Carter School...

By David Smith
Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key – Part 2 author.

Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key – Part 2

Last month’s article “Want to Build Peace? Understanding Trauma is Key” introduced Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and provided an...

By Agnieszka Alboszta
The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool author.

The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool

When discussing my book Seven Essentials for Business Success:  Lessons from Legendary Professors last year during a Great Reads Book...

By George Siedel
Competing, Accommodating and Compromising in Conflict Resolution author.

Competing, Accommodating and Compromising in Conflict Resolution

Competing, accommodating, and compromising all fall on the distributive dimension — on the diagonal from the upper-left mode to the...

By Ralph Kilmann
The Connection Between Expanding Consciousness and Conflict Management author.

The Connection Between Expanding Consciousness and Conflict Management

I’d like to comment on a seven-day workshop I once attended in Westminster, Colorado. This experience is called “Ultimatum” and...

By Ralph Kilmann
The Dilemma of the Abrasive Leader in the Workplace… and the Solution author.

The Dilemma of the Abrasive Leader in the Workplace… and the Solution

It’s my job as a conflict advisor, mediator, and Boss Whisperer® coach to detect the disconnects within relationships that create...

By Mark Batson Baril
Who says Mediation is not for Complex Cases? author.

Who says Mediation is not for Complex Cases?

Debunking common Myths about Mediation and Asserting how Litigators can help with the process Mediation has rightfully earned a reputation...

By Scott Levin Esq, CDFA

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