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Great Reads Book Club: Rising Above Office Conflict with Clare Fowler (video) author.

Great Reads Book Club: Rising Above Office Conflict with Clare Fowler (video)

In this video from Mediate's Great Reads Book Club, Dr. Clare Fowler's new book, "Rising Above Office Conflict," is discussed...

By Clare Fowler, Susan Guthrie, Donna Silverberg, Owner, Lucia Kanter St Amour
A British Accent as a Dispute Resolution Skill author.

A British Accent as a Dispute Resolution Skill

“Cheeky” is defined by the Collins English Dictionary as “slightly rude or disrespectful but in a charming or amusing way...

By George Siedel

Mediation and Mindfully Getting in the Middle: Brad Heckman at TEDx Teachers College

In this insightful talk, Brad Heckman discusses mindfulness in conflict mediation. Using poignant humor and his own hand-drawn illustrations, Heckman...

By Brad Heckman
Better Reflecting Mediation to the World author.

Better Reflecting Mediation to the World

While mediators often assist in the creation of near miracles behind closed doors, our miraculous work and effective approaches are...

By James (Jim) Melamed
Mediator Mugs Breaking Out! author.

Mediator Mugs Breaking Out!

Progress in the mediation field is often a bit abstract, if not illusory.  Related, humor in mediation has historically often...

By James (Jim) Melamed
Negotiation and Hamilton author.

Negotiation and Hamilton

Harvard Law Fellow Reacts to Hamilton // What negotiation lessons can we take away from the musical Hamilton? Watch as...

By Bob Bordone
Humor Theory for When Everything  Seems Like it is Going to Hell author.

Humor Theory for When Everything Seems Like it is Going to Hell

Mediators have long recognized that they can use humor to help disputants deal with conflict (though it can really backfire)....

By John Lande
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: Peter Adler

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with Peter Adler about his chapter in the book Evolution of a...

By Peter Adler, Colin Rule
Cats’ Advice on Maintaining Our Mental Balance author.

Cats’ Advice on Maintaining Our Mental Balance

As a mediator, one can sometimes feel isolated, after all confidentiality comes first, there is no room to share your...

By Ivetta Delczegh
Open- v Closed-Ended Questions author.

Open- v Closed-Ended Questions

IndisputablyHi everyone–and happy start to the semester.  I’m about to teach a bit on interviewing and counseling and am using...

By Andrea Schneider
Bats, Rattlesnakes, and a Mine Shaft author.

Bats, Rattlesnakes, and a Mine Shaft

California has always had a rich history of Mining and the Gold Rush and in particular, the counties and cities...

By Jim Hildreth
Zoom Fatigue Uncovers Mediators’ Secret Weapon author.

Zoom Fatigue Uncovers Mediators’ Secret Weapon

FLASHBACK July, 2019: I sit in my car, waiting another ten minutes before going in to mediate. I sip my...

By Clare Fowler
Exploring Mediation in Netflix’s Tiger King author.

Exploring Mediation in Netflix’s Tiger King

Like many Americans practicing social-distancing, I find myself seeking at-home activities and binge-worthy shows to take my mind off of...

By Erin Fisher
Humor, Rapport, and Experience author.

Humor, Rapport, and Experience

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. Sid Lezak describes how he uses humor to lighten...

By Sid Lezak
Using MagicEye to Teach the Art of Reframing author.

Using MagicEye to Teach the Art of Reframing

“I have heard of your paintings too, well enough; God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.”...

By Brendan Schutte
Interview with Jeff Krivis author.

Interview with Jeff Krivis

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. New interview with mediation leader and author Jeff Krivis...

By Jeffrey Krivis
The Perfect Mediation (humor video) author.

The Perfect Mediation (humor video)

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.

By Chip Rose
Resolve-O-Matic (humor video) author.

Resolve-O-Matic (humor video)

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. Join Chip Rose and Don Saposnek for their tongue-in-check...

By Chip Rose, Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Mediation Training Academy (humor video) author.

Mediation Training Academy (humor video)

This video is presented as part of Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference. This tongue in cheek video shows two instructors at...

By Chip Rose, Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
“Are You Kidding Me!?”: Bringing Humor to the Mediation Process author.

“Are You Kidding Me!?”: Bringing Humor to the Mediation Process

Mr. Stark's article was published in the Detroit Legal News on august 30.“We do not take humor seriously enough.”  Konrad...

By Sheldon Stark

Mediation Gains Popularity in India (video)

This excellent news report from India shows the new Delhi Mediation Center. Unfortunately, it seems that the sign above the...

By Mint TV
We Can Work It Out / You Can’t Always Get What You Want author.

We Can Work It Out / You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Kluwer Mediation Blog and Kluwer Arbitration BlogI learned two foreign languages back in school, and there is a reason why...

By Greg Bond
Bee in Your Bonnet author.

Bee in Your Bonnet

Conflict Management Blog by Cinnie NobleThe expression “to have a bee in one’s bonnet” has a variety of meanings. One...

By Cinnie Noble
Eye of the Storm Leadership: The Quirky Art of Mugwumps author.

Eye of the Storm Leadership: The Quirky Art of Mugwumps

In 2008, Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., the parent company of Mediate.com, proudly published Peter Adler’s "Eye of the Storm Leadership:...

By Peter Adler
Mediating Minimally author.

Mediating Minimally

Kluwer Mediation Blog and Kluwer Arbitration BlogAs the year comes to an end, I am expanding upon a story to...

By John Sturrock
It Happened in Mediation – Believe It or Not author.

It Happened in Mediation – Believe It or Not

            Admit it.  You believe that your favorite mediator, like Clark Kent, lives this dull and drab existence, spending the...

By Daniel Ben-Zvi, Michael Young
Your Rules/Their Rules in Conflict Management author.

Your Rules/Their Rules in Conflict Management

Conflict Remedy Blog by Lorraine SegalDo you judge people for breaking a rule you always follow? I realized recently that...

By Lorraine Segal

Reading Emotions

In the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie, there is a character named Mantis who has the power to sense...

By Joe Markowitz
Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill… And Argued No More (Part 2!) author.

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill… And Argued No More (Part 2!)

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackSeveral weeks ago, I posted a blog discussing two “lures of the Tribal Mind”...

By Phyllis Pollack
Something Spooky About Conflict author.

Something Spooky About Conflict

Today many people are dressing up in pretend costumes to get a scare.  Well, my friends, I am here to tell...

By Clare Fowler

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