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5 Ways to Wrap Up Conflict for the Holidays author.

5 Ways to Wrap Up Conflict for the Holidays

Do holiday family gatherings cause you stress and anxiety? You are not alone. What happens when we suddenly have all...

By Amy Robertson
The Promise of Mediation in Ukraine: Cease-Fire and a Road Map to a Peace Treaty author.

The Promise of Mediation in Ukraine: Cease-Fire and a Road Map to a Peace Treaty

American mediators are not involved – but need to be A cease-fire need not lead to a long-term "frozen conflict"...

By John Cabral
Do You Need a Framework or Formula for Navigating Conflict? author.

Do You Need a Framework or Formula for Navigating Conflict?

Do You Need a Framework or a Formula for Navigating Conflict? I spoke with someone recently who was looking for...

By Lorraine Segal
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
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
Challenge to Mediators: Describe Your Mediation System author.

Challenge to Mediators: Describe Your Mediation System

Charlie Irvine is the Course Leader on the University of Strathclyde’s (Scotland) MSc/LLM in Mediation and Conflict Resolution and the...

By John Lande
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
Noticing Six Dispute Modes author.

Noticing Six Dispute Modes

Noticing the Dispute Mode may help a neutral facilitator in monitoring for safety concerns as well as participant status during...

By James Harvey
The Gentle Art of Dispute Resolution – Mediation Lessons from a Jiu Jitsu Practitioner author.

The Gentle Art of Dispute Resolution – Mediation Lessons from a Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which I have practiced for more than a decade, has taught me invaluable life lessons on and...

By Darren Rumack
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
Overcoming Clichés in Mediation author.

Overcoming Clichés in Mediation

One of the most difficult tasks for a mediator is to find ways to help parties overcome impasses. Mediators face...

By Jamil Shaaban
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
How Positive Psychology Can Benefit Conflict Resolution author.

How Positive Psychology Can Benefit Conflict Resolution

For more than 30 years, my focus has  been on conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  I’ve mostly been an educator –...

By David Smith
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
A Guide for Small Businesses to Resolve Disputes through Mediation author.

A Guide for Small Businesses to Resolve Disputes through Mediation

Small businesses are just as likely as large and mid-sized companies to get involved in disputes with suppliers, customers, competing...

By Carmela DeNicola
Managing Our Own Expectations author.

Managing Our Own Expectations

During a mediation, one or more parties will often bring up the topic of managing expectations- usually in reference to...

By Phyllis Pollack
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
ODR in Aotearoa: What’s in a Name? author.

ODR in Aotearoa: What’s in a Name?

As the regulator of the .nz domain name space in the information age, there is an expectation that the New...

By Keri Morris
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
Is Mediation like Quantum Physics? author.

Is Mediation like Quantum Physics?

Browsing the internet for inspiration, I came upon an article in Live Science concerning quantum physics entitled “Does reality exist...

By Phyllis Pollack
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
Reflections: Your Year with Conflict and Courage author.

Reflections: Your Year with Conflict and Courage

Reflections: How did you do this year with conflict and courage? I’ve been reflecting on 2022 and the courage my...

By Lorraine Segal
Planning to Transform Your Organisation? author.

Planning to Transform Your Organisation?

David Liddle’s latest book, Transformational Culture: Develop a People-Centred Organization for Improved Performance, is a must read for those interested...

By Merry Brown
Ten Real Mediation Systems author.

Ten Real Mediation Systems

This short article presents accounts of ten mediators about the factors affecting how we handle continuing streams of mediations – our...

By John Lande

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