This is an interview by Mediate.com with David J. Smith about career opportunities for those who want to break into the dispute resolution field.
A number of recent mediations have reaffirmed some essentials which I share here in the hope that they might be helpful to others.
“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”
Mediators come from a number of professional backgrounds, but lawyers and therapists are seemingly the most highly represented within their ranks.
The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.
(4/12/19)Keren Khaya Abrams
In that couple-week wait from scheduling to the first meeting, could be a ripe and highly motivated time for Mediation clients to tune up on skillful communications.
A conflict resolution process is a change process.
(4/08/19)Joshua N. Weiss
Dr. Joshua Weiss shares his TED talk on The Wired Negotiator.
Preventing conflict is better than a cure!
What follows is confusing and disorienting . . . and a little disturbing.
‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.
According to brand new 3/31/2019 data from Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediator directory website, by far!
A consumer’s eye-view of good mediation.
(4/01/19)Ronald S. Kraybill
We’re reading a lot these days about leaders who bully.
A pause at the right moment can be a very powerful tool.
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com Managing Editor Clare Fowler as part of Mediate.com's interview series: "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society." Bruce discusses growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
It happens for many of us that we take on the whole responsibility of our interpersonal conflicts – to our detriment.
For the past year, Conflict Connections and MH Mediate have been developing a set of resources to help people address the ten toughest behaviors at work – everything from gossip to bullying, harassment, and hostile work environments.
Disagreements often start when someone doesn’t want to discuss something or take a necessary action, and someone else accuses that person of avoiding.
(3/21/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
This article by Milan Slama and Ken Rasmussen is the second part to discuss the current political divide.
The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion, serving up examples of hubris, ignorance of established negotiation practices, and brinksmanship.
What is the purpose of the conflict?
(3/17/19)Arran Heal, Richard Peachey
A new study has claimed 44% of UK business directors haven’t had any training on workplace harassment.
(3/16/19)Michael A. Zeytoonian
Abraham Lincoln had a simple approach to achieving diversity: “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
When on a recent cruise, I had a real lesson in negotiating!
Workplace mediation disputes are increasing and changing. To be prepared for this growing field, mediators should look at what skills they will need.
(3/15/19)Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
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This article by Ken Rasmussen and Milan Slama is the second part to discuss the current political divide.