Morton Deutsch, the great social psychologist of common sense, explained the difference between competition and cooperation thus: “if you’re positively linked with another, then you sink or swim together."
Once there was a very small person who had feelings.
We transition from the family we were born into to the ones we create.
If you've ever been involved in a legal dispute you know that the path to a resolution can be long and costly and that the outcome is never a sure bet. There's got to be a better way.
Have you ever asked yourself, “What if I had taken a different route? Then I would not have been involved in the auto accident?”
We may think we have progressed far beyond the barbaric practice of dueling, but based on the way dueling is described in this show, it appears to function in much the same way as as our more modern systems of dispute resolution today.
No one begins a dispute thinking they might be wrong.
On July 6, 2017 a diverse group from the dispute resolution community—lawyers, judges, academics, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, among others—gathered in London for the latest event in the Global Pound Conferences Series.
This article analyzes an important recent California case related to arbitration agreements and waivers.
There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.
Discussion about the ethical implications of having a litigation funder support a party in arbitration or mediation.
Is it time for us to change the designation: Mediator to Accommodator?
Use this perspective to look at the other person in conflict.
Michael Leathes has written a book on negotiation that is aimed at corporate counsel.
This article presents multiple role-plays and reframing techniques to help mediators further their training.
When discussing different forms of conflict intervention, the various processes are sometimes listed in order of increasing party control.
Is it time to revise the Model Standards for Mediators?
Instead of going into a mediation like it’s “déjà vu,” try to think about it as “vuja de.” In other words, it won’t be the same as it has been before.
Crisis and hostage negotiators, as well as other law enforcement personnel, continually find themselves involved in crisis situations where the pressure is placed on him or her to peacefully resolve an incident.
This case of the "wall of pin stripes" provides an example of the paradox of mediation.
This article is the 4th in a series on Negotiation, entitled Strategic Negotiation.
In the decades since the initial 1990 Recommendation of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS or the Conference) on federal ombuds was adopted, the milieu in which government operates has, by all accounts, become more polarized, with government itself often the target of suspicion and hostility.
A character in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 shows that it is often more important to understand emotions than rational thoughts.
When I first began a career in mediation, almost thirty years ago, we often needed to convince others of the benefits of mediation.
When I was in the middle of horrific, workplace experiences, I did whatever I could to protect myself from the worst effects of bullying and mobbing.