Category: Collaborative Practice

Is Mediation like Quantum Physics? author.

Is Mediation like Quantum Physics?

Browsing the internet for inspiration, I came upon an article in Live Science concerning quantum physics entitled “Does reality exist...

By Phyllis Pollack
Real Practice Systems Project Series author.

Real Practice Systems Project Series

This post collects and summarizes the posts in the Real Practice Systems Project series.  I began by focusing on mediation...

By John Lande
The Difference Between Accommodating and Avoiding author.

The Difference Between Accommodating and Avoiding

People often ask me to spell out the difference between accommodating and avoiding. Or, as some say: “Accommodating is an...

By Ralph Kilmann
Conflict Analysis Needs Better Tools author.

Conflict Analysis Needs Better Tools

Introduction: Conflicts happen when one party believes that another damaged or diminished their interests. When we take these beliefs to...

By Robert Bergman
Mediation, Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT author.

Mediation, Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a new language generation program available to anyone for free, developed by Open AI.  According to ChatGPT, it...

By Kenneth Cloke
Why Refusing to Mediate and Collaborate Can Be Costly Business author.

Why Refusing to Mediate and Collaborate Can Be Costly Business

Choosing mediation to resolve long and complicated legal wrangles is encouraged across the legal sector and yet, in some cases,...

By Dakota Murphey
Aaron Judge Contract Negotiations: A Case Study in Leveraging Power author.

Aaron Judge Contract Negotiations: A Case Study in Leveraging Power

For those of you who are not sports/baseball fans, you may not have known (or cared) that Aaron Judge, who...

By Jill Gross
Planning to Transform Your Organisation? author.

Planning to Transform Your Organisation?

David Liddle’s latest book, Transformational Culture: Develop a People-Centred Organization for Improved Performance, is a must read for those interested...

By Merry Brown
Ten Real Mediation Systems author.

Ten Real Mediation Systems

This short article presents accounts of ten mediators about the factors affecting how we handle continuing streams of mediations – our...

By John Lande
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
Name-Calling in Conflict author.

Name-Calling in Conflict

Even though we know that name-calling is infantile, sometimes in the heat of anger, we realize we have resorted to...

By Cinnie Noble
Making Your Workplace Mentally Fit author.

Making Your Workplace Mentally Fit

Workplace stress and mental illness are rising at an alarming rate. The mental health index by Lifeworks found that more...

By Sheryl Ellis
Managing Conflict and Bullying Behavior in the Workplace author.

Managing Conflict and Bullying Behavior in the Workplace

Recently, I have been addressing questions about bullying behavior in the workplace and how to use the TKI Conflict Model to help...

By Ralph Kilmann
Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Chip Rose author.

Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Chip Rose

In this episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," their guest is Chip Rose, a...

By Chip Rose, Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
Improve Conflict-Handling Behavior in Groups author.

Improve Conflict-Handling Behavior in Groups

I’d like to share some of the work I’ve done with applying the TKI in groups in order to improve conflict-handling behavior...

By Ralph Kilmann
Back to Basics: Why Mediate? author.

Back to Basics: Why Mediate?

As part of my preparation to teach a class on mediation confidentiality, I reviewed the Uniform Mediation Act with all of its...

By Phyllis Pollack
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
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
Past and Future Change Management Trends author.

Past and Future Change Management Trends

In the old days, before the 1900s, it was mostly a person’s physical skills that were brought into the workplace…skills...

By Ralph Kilmann
For the Forces of Good, Indeed! author.

For the Forces of Good, Indeed!

If you are interested in a highly readable, relatable, and well-reasoned book on how to live a life empowered and...

By Merry Brown
Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30 author.

Mediate.com’s Mediation and Mental Health Conference September 28-30

REGISTER NOW Mediate.com is excited to announce our Mediation and Mental Health Conference, September 28-30, 2022! See the Conference Agenda! This...

By Clare Fowler
Mediate University Course Bundles author.

Mediate University Course Bundles

Here are Mediate University's Mediation Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish your mediation basic and advanced training...

By James Melamed, J.D.
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
6 Tips to help Manage Conflict at Work author.

6 Tips to help Manage Conflict at Work

I frequently receive requests to reduce the complexity of conflict management and the TKI Assessment into a few simple “tips”...

By Ralph Kilmann
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
Positive and Negative Emotions in Conflict author.

Positive and Negative Emotions in Conflict

When we think about the kinds of emotions people experience in conflict, we usually think of negative ones like anger...

By Samantha Hardy
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
Inside the Mediation Room: Guests Susan Guthrie & Woody Mosten author.

Inside the Mediation Room: Guests Susan Guthrie & Woody Mosten

For this third episode of Inside the Mediation Room, Karen and Michael Aurit host mediation legends and innovators Susan Guthrie...

By Susan Guthrie, Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
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

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