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“Joint sessions are a waste of time,” said the judge conducting a mediation in which I was representing one of the parties.
As conflict management coaches it is common that we witness our clients encounter blocks during the course of our engagement.
Good relationships rarely happen by chance. They happen by choice, when people choose to do stuff that facilitates friendship and connection.
I recently did some consulting at a non-profit, and witnessed a bully very much like one of the (Division chair) managers who made my life a misery when I was a tenured professor.
Letting go of resentments is a powerful tool to help you survive and heal from workplace bullying.
Family business succession can be joyous when there is a succession plan. But when there’s no plan in place, it can be anything but joyous.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jim Coben, long-time former director of the Hamline University Conflict Resolution Program, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Finally discover how to quantify the direct and hidden Costs of Conflict.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Michelle LaBaron, a leading expert on cross cultural dispute resolution issues, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Task Force on Research on Mediator Techniques recently released an excellent report really worth reading.
Those of us who have survived workplace bullying or mobbing (bullying by a group) know how awful and traumatizing it is.
Now celebrating our 22nd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory. Mediate.com is the overall 8th ranked law firm directory and the only mediation or ADR directory listed!
According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 6 million annual site visitors and serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and clients needing these services.
As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
How Will the Way We Resolve Our Workplace and Family Business Disputes Impact our Thanksgiving Meal?
The opposition in disputes is not “the other side”, because I don’t see a workplace in terms of having two sides – employees vs. employers.
This is a review of the book Lawyer Negotiation: Theory, Practice and Law, by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann.
In a world where international commerce and cultural exchanges continuously progresses, disputes are unavoidable. Solving these cross-jurisdictional disputes through litigation is painfully long.
When we’ve put in effort to solve a problem, we want our solution, decision, or agreement to have every chance at long-run success.
In addition to the usual high level of discourse and the unparalleled opportunity to meet new friends and keep the old, this particular Forum offered the additional opportunity to reassess the extraordinary richness of Singapore as a world center for international commerce and commercial dispute resolution.
Many incorrectly associate “active listening” with aggressive listening, where we constantly search for a slip up or error upon which we can pounce.
Isolation and polarization are big threats today.
Consumer Mediation in the European Union: A Beginner's Guide to Mediation Under Directive 2013/11/EU
The use of mediation in resolving consumer disputes has always been a subject of curiosity, generating much debate.
Got Conflict? Are you a worker taking on short projects or “gigs?”
When I get a call about workplace conflict, I often find that these 4 things are true.
Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts
The article is about general foundations and principles of family conflicts in relationship to mediation focus. The overall article is a summary study in 10 steps for family conflicts through mediation process.