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Do You Fall Prey to the Einstellung Effect in Problem Solving? author.

Do You Fall Prey to the Einstellung Effect in Problem Solving?

Tammy Lenski's Conflict Zen BlogThe Einstellung effect is a type of cognitive trap that prevents us from seeing better solutions...

By Tammy Lenski
Unravelling Cultural Diversity in Mediation author.

Unravelling Cultural Diversity in Mediation

Born in Zimbabwe and educated in England, and after forty years practicing law in the U.K and California, I transitioned...

By Malcolm Sher, Esq
Mediation – Is the Joint Session Still Alive? author.

Mediation – Is the Joint Session Still Alive?

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleMost lawyers are familiar with the ordinary sequence of a mediation. Typically, the mediator conducts...

By Kim Taylor
The Effects of Climate Change Are All Local: Here’s What You Can Do to Help Manage the Risks author.

The Effects of Climate Change Are All Local: Here’s What You Can Do to Help Manage the Risks

We've spent far too much time thinking about the global causes of climate change, and not nearly enough worrying about...

By Larry Susskind
Some Valuable Learning Points From Recent Mediations author.

Some Valuable Learning Points From Recent Mediations

“What’s been going on in recent mediations”, asked a colleague. “Any highlights?”  (The trouble with doing anything on a regular...

By John Sturrock

Separated Parents and the Continuum of Conflict

From Gary Direnfeld's blogNot all parental separations are alike and not all parental separations spell disaster for their children. The...

By Gary Direnfeld
The Good Divorce author.

The Good Divorce

The Sunday New York Times of December 28, 2014 reports that the average Facebook user spends 40 minutes a day...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Bringing Court ADR Programs into the Courtroom author.

Bringing Court ADR Programs into the Courtroom

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates,Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.As the RSI foreclosure mediation team continues...

By Kimberly Ackmann

3 Reasons Why Workplace Mediation Should Be Mandatory

CMP Resolution Blog by Lesley Allport and Katherine Graham.A sacred cow of mediation is that it must be voluntary –...

By Katherine Graham
“Good Faith” vs. “Naive Realism”? author.

“Good Faith” vs. “Naive Realism”?

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackPerhaps I am an idealist, or even though a baby boomer with many years...

By Phyllis Pollack
The Gated Community: Risk Aversion, Race, and the Lack of Diversity in Mediation in the Top Ranks author.

The Gated Community: Risk Aversion, Race, and the Lack of Diversity in Mediation in the Top Ranks

Originally published in DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE SPRING 2009 15Over the past 20 years, we have been on the boards and...

By Homer LaRue, Marvin E. Johnson
Faith is Becoming a Hot Topic in Mediation. Are You Ready? author.

Faith is Becoming a Hot Topic in Mediation. Are You Ready?

I raised the question in a past blog, what is Faith-Based mediation and why is it important? The answer, if...

By Leslie Short
From Fear and Avoidance to Love and Trust: Transforming Your Relationship with Money. author.

From Fear and Avoidance to Love and Trust: Transforming Your Relationship with Money.

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalLooking back, my needs around money have always been met. But it didn’t feel that...

By Lorraine Segal
Beyond “Half Full or Half Empty” – Getting the Right Glass author.

Beyond “Half Full or Half Empty” – Getting the Right Glass

There is an old engineering joke about the proverbial glass. Optimists see the glass as half full; pessimists see the...

By John Kenyon
The Police and the Public: A Mediator’s Reflections author.

The Police and the Public: A Mediator’s Reflections

In a society where media coverage and public concern shift rapidly from one headline to another, tension surrounding the deaths...

By Richard Barbieri
Teaching in a World of Racism Without Racists? author.

Teaching in a World of Racism Without Racists?

ADR Prof BlogAs the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend comes to an end, and as a new semester is beginning,...

By Cynthia Alkon
Best Interests and Little Voices: Child Participation in the Family Mediation Dialogue author.

Best Interests and Little Voices: Child Participation in the Family Mediation Dialogue

Mother knows best Listen to your mother It's a scary world out there Mother knows best 1 - Mother Gothel,...

By Jennifer Winestone

Selma

The new movie Selma depicts the events that led to passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. There has...

By Joe Markowitz

Police Academy IX: This Time It’s Interpersonal

Let’s face it — there’s lots work to be done all over the country to build understanding and heal relationships...

By Brad Heckman
In the Midst of Ferguson Chaos, an Apology Done Right author.

In the Midst of Ferguson Chaos, an Apology Done Right

It would have been easy for Louis Head to blame his raging words the other night fully on the grand...

By Tammy Lenski
My Least Favorite Part of Conflict author.

My Least Favorite Part of Conflict

Meredith Mediates by Meredith RichardsonMy least favorite part of conflict is not the conflict itself, nor is it any argument...

By Meredith Richardson

5 Ways to Ruin Your Relationships

Ugh…relationships… who needs them? They are so needy! Your coworker always wants to go out for a beer after work,...

By Jason Dykstra
Conflict Resolution Day is October 16, 2014 author.

Conflict Resolution Day is October 16, 2014

The U Center of North Carolina is one of many state centers that will be promoting Conflict Resolution Day. They...

By Donald Lloyd
Models for Use of Mediation in e-Discovery author.

Models for Use of Mediation in e-Discovery

This article was originally published by the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy.Many commentators and courts suggest that cooperative approaches...

By Steven Bennett

What’s a ‘Successful’ Mediation?

CMP Resolution Blog by Lesley Allport and Katherine Graham.Mediation is commonly measured in terms of settlement rate (i.e. did the...

By Katherine Graham
What Happens on the Bus, Shouldn’t Stay on the Bus! author.

What Happens on the Bus, Shouldn’t Stay on the Bus!

Texas Conflict Coach Audio Blog by Pattie PorterWith the start of 2014-2015 school year in full swing, children across the...

By Patricia Porter
Resolucion Alterna de Conflictos en Costa Rica y la Apertura Hacia Nuevas Formas de Gestionar el Conflicto author.

Resolucion Alterna de Conflictos en Costa Rica y la Apertura Hacia Nuevas Formas de Gestionar el Conflicto

Hace 17 años en Costa Rica se promulgó la Ley Sobre Resolución Alterna de Conflictos y Promoción de la Paz...

By Rolando Perlaza Perez
“Talk To Me”: What It Takes To Be An NYPD Hostage Negotiator author.

“Talk To Me”: What It Takes To Be An NYPD Hostage Negotiator

“Talk To Me”: What It Takes To Be An NYPD Hostage Negotiator This article is based on open-source material previously...

By Hugh M. McGowan, Ph.D., Jeff Thompson
To Mediate Or Not To Mediate Now, That Is The Question author.

To Mediate Or Not To Mediate Now, That Is The Question

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackWith the upmost respect and acknowledgment to Hamlet's famous soliloquy in Shakespeare's Hamlet, (Act...

By Phyllis Pollack
Mediación Comunitaria, Redes Sociales, y Javier Mascherano – en Espanol author.

Mediación Comunitaria, Redes Sociales, y Javier Mascherano – en Espanol

En las últimas horas las redes sociales se vieron inundadas de referencias a Javier Mascherano, capitán “sin cinta” de la...

By Maria Eugenia Sole

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