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Harmonize Gracefully author.

Harmonize Gracefully

This article was first published on the Style Matters blog. Don't you love it when somebody readily agrees to do things your way? ...

By Ronald S. Kraybill
From Social Desirability to Authenticity in Conflict Assessment author.

From Social Desirability to Authenticity in Conflict Assessment

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

By Ralph Kilmann
Rhythm Analogy: Drumming & Mediation author.

Rhythm Analogy: Drumming & Mediation

Mediation has its own pace. it can move fast or needs to be slowed down. It can flow smoothly or...

By Milan Slama
The Rashomon Effect and Conflict author.

The Rashomon Effect and Conflict

What is the Rashomon Effect? And how can it help with Conflict? In my twenties, I got hooked on old...

By Lorraine Segal
What Our Inner Conflict Tells Us About How We Mediate author.

What Our Inner Conflict Tells Us About How We Mediate

Conflict analysis is often taught to be an outward-looking process.  In a mediation, the mediator attempts to objectively analyze a...

By Aaron Leakey, Nur Masoumzadeh
Dancing with Disagreement author.

Dancing with Disagreement

A person does not have to be particularly gifted to be able to make disagreements worse. On the other hand,...

By John Potter
Metaphors for our Movement author.

Metaphors for our Movement

I recently sent a message on the DRLE listserv about a transition in managing it and the DRLE website from Jim Levin...

By John Lande
Are Negotiation Tactics Returning to the American Government? author.

Are Negotiation Tactics Returning to the American Government?

It is no secret that the American government is mired in ideological gridlock. It does not seem to be a...

By Cindy Feit
Scapegoating and other fallacious fun author.

Scapegoating and other fallacious fun

Mediators are well acquainted with parties blaming one another for problems.  Scapegoating in particular can get in the way of...

By Laura May
Conflict Junkies author.

Conflict Junkies

There are many causes of constructive and destructive conflict, and we try to engage in conflict in meaningful ways. There...

By John Potter
The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football author.

The Mediator’s Touch: Ancelotti and the Art of Bridging Gaps in Football

Carlo Ancelotti stands out as a revered and esteemed personality within the multifaceted realm of football management. A household name...

By Pitamber Yadav
Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict author.

Mindfully Navigating Through Conflict

Preparing yourself for a mediation is challenging. No one likes conflict, and no matter how well you prepare or how...

By Laura Lorber
6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument author.

6 Ways to Stay Calm and Collected During a Heated Argument

Arguments are an unavoidable part of life, but they’re not always bad. Whether between a parent and child, two partners,...

By Sophie Bishop
Your Ultimate 12-Step Guide to Coworker Mediation author.

Your Ultimate 12-Step Guide to Coworker Mediation

Whether problems between coworkers seem constant or sporadic, handling conflict resolution in the workplace can be difficult and uncomfortable for...

By Jeremy Pollack
The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool author.

The Life Goals Analysis: A Powerful Mediation Tool

When discussing my book Seven Essentials for Business Success:  Lessons from Legendary Professors last year during a Great Reads Book...

By George Siedel
Competing, Accommodating and Compromising in Conflict Resolution author.

Competing, Accommodating and Compromising in Conflict Resolution

Competing, accommodating, and compromising all fall on the distributive dimension — on the diagonal from the upper-left mode to the...

By Ralph Kilmann
Overcoming Tribal Consciousness author.

Overcoming Tribal Consciousness

Recently, I reread three books that, as a total set, inspired me to revisit my understanding of human nature and,...

By Ralph Kilmann
Political Behavior and Conflict Management author.

Political Behavior and Conflict Management

Can the TKI Conflict Model (i.e., the five conflict modes along with the assertiveness, cooperativeness, distributive, integrative, and protective dimensions) shed some...

By Ralph Kilmann
When Words Fail Us – Creating Safe Space for Empathetic Listening author.

When Words Fail Us – Creating Safe Space for Empathetic Listening

The call came in at 2:05 a.m. The 911 operator who took the call was a veteran of many years....

By Mordechai Rhine
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
Enhancing Communication author.

Enhancing Communication

Quality mediation courses include communication skills that enable the mediator to more effectively draw out information, which is necessary, if...

By Nancy Neal Yeend
Create and Maintain a Healthy Workplace Culture author.

Create and Maintain a Healthy Workplace Culture

Why does one organization have a very adaptive culture while another has a culture that lives in the past? Is...

By Ralph Kilmann
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
Don’t Wait For Others; Be The Change author.

Don’t Wait For Others; Be The Change

Unmanaged conflict can result in feeling trapped and miserable at work, caught in negative looping relationships that are tit-for-tat, ripe...

By Merry Brown
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
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
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
Slices of Conflict in Life author.

Slices of Conflict in Life

Question:  Where does conflict come from? Answer: Normal, unconflicted life. Building on Felstiner, Abel, and Sarat’s classic article describing the...

By John Lande

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