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The Art of the Simple in Mediation author.

The Art of the Simple in Mediation

I have no idea what I will do when I go to mediate a matter. After 30 years of practice...

By Greg Rooney
ODR – From Dial-up to Fiber author.

ODR – From Dial-up to Fiber

The world continues to change rapidly, and most of us race to keep pace with technological advances. While some would...

By Keri Morris
Mediating Storms in Life author.

Mediating Storms in Life

Walking up to a friend’s home hit by a recent tornado, the place seems barely recognizable. The steps that lead...

By Sherry Ann Bruckner
Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022 author.

Mediate.com – A Pictorial History 1996-2022

Here is a slide show showing how the Mediate.com site has looked over the years. Our original site needed to...

By James Melamed, J.D.
The Agreement to Conflict author.

The Agreement to Conflict

The Agreement to Conflict Within relationships we care about, professional or personal, those we hope will keep-up their stride for...

By Keren Khaya Abrams
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
The EEOC Set to Release Two Reports Comparing Online and In-Person Mediation author.

The EEOC Set to Release Two Reports Comparing Online and In-Person Mediation

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency which enforces federal workplace anti-discrimination laws, will release Tuesday two reports on...

By Mylene Chan
Why Do We Blame? author.

Why Do We Blame?

“The only thing blame does it to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to...

By Cinnie Noble
Conflict Management and Philosophy author.

Conflict Management and Philosophy

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Compulsory Civil Mediation in Italy 2011/ 2021 author.

Compulsory Civil Mediation in Italy 2011/ 2021

Past, Present and (likely) Future Mandatory civil and commercial mediation came in force in Italy in 2011. This article looks...

By Giovanni Matteucci
Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems? author.

Are You Separate From Your Surrounding Systems?

I’m publishing this newsletter series to discuss the nuances of the four timeless topics for people and organizations: conflict, change,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Our Shame Stories and Conflict author.

Our Shame Stories and Conflict

Our shame stories can fuel conflict. Those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while, know that I...

By Lorraine Segal
Top 10 Questions About Child Support author.

Top 10 Questions About Child Support

Top 10 Questions About Child Support One of the most talked-about issues in separation is the issue of child support....

By Marian Grande
Affordability, Accessibility and Reliability – The Community Mediation Model of Singapore author.

Affordability, Accessibility and Reliability – The Community Mediation Model of Singapore

Community Mediation Centres (CMC) play an important role as they provide a platform for practical and efficient resolution of community...

By Pitamber Yadav
Should You Agree to Mediate When You Think Your Spouse is a Narcissist? author.

Should You Agree to Mediate When You Think Your Spouse is a Narcissist?

Narcissus, the Greek god who fell so deeply in love with himself that his self-adoration ultimately led to his demise,...

By Jill Rynkowski Doyle
5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique author.

5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique

In Ontario, most separating parents are able to resolve disagreements over decision-making responsibility (formerly known as custody) and parenting time...

By Ben Coltrin
Self-Determination in Mediation author.

Self-Determination in Mediation

By Bob Wright This article was first published in the Oakland County Legal News on May 3, 2022. Allowing parties...

By Robert Wright, M.A., J.D.
The Avoiding Culture in Organizations author.

The Avoiding Culture in Organizations

Many organizations seem to have a strong avoiding culture, which can best be investigated with a specific change in TKI instructions. Instead...

By Ralph Kilmann
7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation author.

7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation

I’ve recently been helping some parents think through how and when to talk to their children about their divorce.  Here...

By Joy Rosenthal
Beware of Email Agreements! author.

Beware of Email Agreements!

The American Bar Association published a story warning us all to be careful about settling by email. It recited the...

By Phyllis Pollack
Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day? author.

Will You or the Conflict Be Something You’ll Laugh at Some Day?

It’s somewhat counterintuitive to think and say we actually laugh at our interpersonal disputes! But, in my work as a...

By Cinnie Noble
Perhaps the Eyewitness is Correct! author.

Perhaps the Eyewitness is Correct!

In various blogs throughout the years, I have discussed the unreliability of eyewitness testimony and of misidentification. However, an article...

By Phyllis Pollack
Reducing Litigation Costs in Noncompete Litigation: Former Employer’s Perspective (Part 1 of 2) author.

Reducing Litigation Costs in Noncompete Litigation: Former Employer’s Perspective (Part 1 of 2)

By GARY FOWLER, ESQ. JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator Tightening labor markets and high demand for key employees increase pressure on...

By Gary Fowler
Invisible Rules and Conflict author.

Invisible Rules and Conflict

Invisible rules can lead to conflict. Are you unconsciously expecting other people to automatically follow your invisible rules? If so, you may...

By Lorraine Segal
The Known and the Unknown author.

The Known and the Unknown

At a February 12, 2002, news briefing, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld explained the limitations of intelligence reports: “There are...

By Phyllis Pollack
How to Resolve Conflict Between Manager and Employee author.

How to Resolve Conflict Between Manager and Employee

When conflict breaks out between an employee and their employer, few things can be as stressful. Because this particular brand...

By Jeremy Pollack
Values in Mediation author.

Values in Mediation

Values are a set of beliefs we hold onto and fall back on whenever we speak or act. They are...

By Lauren Kominkiewicz
Know Your Worth author.

Know Your Worth

“Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” Tene Edwards...

By Cinnie Noble
Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce author.

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce

Survival Tips for Cohabitating During Divorce When a couple is faced with separation, one of the most challenging decisions is...

By Marian Grande
The Last Question author.

The Last Question

I do a lot of interviewing, whether that’s at the beginning of a coaching relationship or during the interview process of...

By Maria Simpson

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