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Towards a Harmonised Approach to Mediation Legislation in Asia?

(3/17/17)Nadja Alexander

In the past few years Singapore has been busy revising, refining and extending its dispute resolution offerings in cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Expectations Great and Small

(3/10/17)Nancy Shuger

This article addresses the benefit parties can gain by moving from unrealistic positions toward considering realistic solutions to a dispute.

Reflecting on RSI Focus Groups in Washington, DC

(3/03/17)Susan Yates

My mediation skills, honed over many years, make it easy to shift into the role of focus group facilitator.

Putting Away Childish Things

(2/24/17)John Sturrock

This article discusses engaging with “the enemy,” building relationships, separating people from the problem, listening to and understanding deeply, finding “win-win” solutions to intractable problems based on interests rather than polarised positions, and accepting and acknowledging our own imperfections.

Peace is a Tough Sell

(2/24/17)Michael Jacobs

Peace is, and will continue to be, a pain in the butt.

The Seductiveness of Being Right

(2/24/17)Lorraine Segal

The desire to be right is deeply seductive and understandable, but it can cause a lot of problems at work

Navajo Dispute Resolution, Trump’s Tweets and the Lessons of Little Big Horn

(2/17/17)Michael A. Zeytoonian

I recently read a Daily Good story about Navajo Indian peacemaking, a seven-step process focused on restoring relationships, a notion the Navajo refer to as “K’e”.

Just About at the End!

(2/07/17)Phyllis Pollack

While the exception to mediation confidentiality has a long way to go before it becomes law in California, I sense that the initial work of the CLRC is just about concluded.

Socially Responsible Real Estate Development

(2/03/17)Larry Susskind

Direct engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, using the tools of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, is required.

Bully Mediation

(2/03/17)Jan Frankel Schau

It is my observation that the bully approach is not effective in mediation, although it may be in court.

Are You Trying to Defy the Laws of Gravity in Your Conflict?

(1/27/17)Meredith Richardson

In their book, "Designing Your Life," authors Burnett and Evans talk about "gravity problems," things like gravity that you cannot change no matter how hard you try.

Is It Ever OK to Blame?

(1/20/17)Ellen Kandell

Blame is frequently used, whether consciously or unconsciously, in an attempt to assign responsibility for something gone awry.

What I Learned from Studying Neuroscience about the Future of Mediation

(1/20/17)Camaron Thomas

Individual differences matter. To be of value, mediation has to draw on these differences to elicit how the parties make sense.

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 5

(1/13/17)John Lande

President Obama gave his farewell address, which dealt, in part, with building common ground between people divided across so many boundaries.

The Importance of Control During Crisis Incidents

(1/13/17)Jeff Thompson

If a person is in crisis, the odds are they feel like something important is missing- control.

New Year’s Resolutions for Mediators

(1/06/17)Sabine Walsh

This year, I think I have seen more articles on why and how NOT to make New Year’s Resolutions than making them.

4 Things You Should Know About Civil Mediation

(1/06/17)Chris McHallam

While you may already be familiar with the process and its benefits there are a few important facts those considering mediation for a legal issue their business is facing should know.

Stepping Outside of Ourselves

(1/03/17)Phyllis Pollack

Not everyone lives the way we do. And just because someone may do things very differently than we might does not mean that what he alleges as happening is false.

Building Common Ground Between Bubbles - Part 4 of 4

(12/23/16)John Lande

Troubled by the corrosive conflict stirred up by the election, I have written a series of posts about how we might move forward constructively, particularly on the personal (as distinct from the political) level.

'Captive in the jungle' An Account From A Hostage Held By Terrorists

(12/23/16)Jeff Thompson

Marites Flor was held hostage in the Philippines alongside Canadians John Ridsdel and Robert Hall. She survived. They didn't. This is her story.

Be Prepared for Life's Stressors

(12/23/16)Richard Peachey

This article examines why scouts and guides have better mental health in later life.

CONCUR case in just-published book: Joint Fact Finding in Urban and Environmental Planning Disputes

(12/09/16)Scott McCreary

The article describes CONCUR's Chapter in the book: Desalination in California: The California Coastal Commission Poseidon Joint Fact Finding Process” and provides insight into this JFF process by highlighting quotes from participants involved in the case.

How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles? Part 1 of 4

(12/03/16)John Lande

This article analyzes Republican and Democratic 'bubbles" and how we can build bridges between them.

The Scientifically Proven, Step-by-Step Guide to Having a Breakthrough Conversation Across Party Lines

(12/02/16)Lila MacLellan

There seems to be no way around it: In the aftermath of a contentious US presidential election, conversations between voters all along the political spectrum either devolve into shouting matches and insults, or irreconcilable platitudes.

The Slippery Slope

(11/28/16)Phyllis Pollack

At one point or another in our lives, most of us have told “little white lies” if only to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. In telling that “little white lie”, we tell ourselves it is harmless and it will lead to nothing, and definitely, will NOT lead us to tell “bigger white lies”.

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