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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
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
A Litigator’s Guide to Mediation Advocacy author.

A Litigator’s Guide to Mediation Advocacy

Reflections on Effectively Achieving Client Goals at the Mediation Table Introduction Litigators too often approach the mediation process with the...

By Sheldon Stark
Wrangling Emotions author.

Wrangling Emotions

Howard Herman gets parties out of battle mode in cases with complex power dynamics After 37 years, including 23 years...

By Howard Herman
Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more… author.

Negotiation and Mediation Communication Gambits for Breaking Impasse & more…

A sample of over 3,000 phrases for negotiators, mediators, and judges, on more than 400 topics in the book from...

By John Barkai
Speak or Not to Speak author.

Speak or Not to Speak

In the plenary session of a mediation, when you have your first opportunity to directly address your opponent’s decision-maker, should...

By Christopher Kriesen
Co-Mediation: “Shall We Dance?” author.

Co-Mediation: “Shall We Dance?”

Co-mediation is a conflict resolution approach that has many similarities to the tango. The tango is a ballroom and social...

By Earlene Baggett-Hayes
Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships author.

Questions to Improve Communication and Build Relationships

Much of what takes place in couples, families, and other close relationships lies buried beneath layers of unspoken desire, expectation,...

By Kenneth Cloke

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