Anyone who has ever been married will admit that men and women argue differently. It should be no surprise to learn that women and men negotiate differently as well.
Often in negotiating, a party may make a monetary demand without providing any reasoning behind it.
The results of being pushed out of our character are numerous, and mostly bad. The outcome may be a wrecked mediation, or a more permanent wound in one of our core relationships.
Those people [who share your political perspective] are vile and despicable and should be ashamed of themselves!
I am a professional mediator – and a passionate devotee of its virtues. Mediation, however, can take many forms, depending on the individual needs of a particular dispute or its parties.
Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.
This article discusses a tool for measuring the cost of workplace conflict, as well as the considerations that factored in to developing that tool.
This article provides background information on parental conflict and its consequences for children. Three conflict analysis models are presented to assist parenting coordinators to diagnose parental conflict and select effective intervention strategies.
The moment Erin walked through the doors of her workplace, she made a beeline towards her office. She greeted a few people, even exchanged a few “how’s it going?” pleasantries.
Whether two employees are fighting or a disgruntled client is on the verge of leaving, you—yes, you—can step in and help solve the problem. Here are some tricks of the trade.
The article addresses increased rates of divorce and important considerations for protecting one’s self and financial assets and the consequences of failing to do so.
To arrive at a successful resolution in mediation, you have to work for it. Mediation is hard.
Not all disagreements require long talks to resolve them sufficiently.
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.
What is Negotiation? Actually, it is surprisingly difficult.
New research is challenging the notion that thinking, problem solving, and decision making take place strictly in the head. And finally giving me some credibility when placing interactive toys in the middle of my mediation table.
Blame is frequently used, whether consciously or unconsciously, in an attempt to assign responsibility for something gone awry.
There’s a difference between being justified in your response and the response being a good choice.
If a person is in crisis, the odds are they feel like something important is missing- control.
Mediators have Four Noble Truths, recited to each new set of parties we work with: “This process is Voluntary and Self-Determined; we are Neutral, and everything said here is Confidential.”
Often times, the parties or their lawyers refuse to accept that “Last, best and final offer” because they think they will regret making the deal and not having the time and energy to take one more deposition, find the “truth”, the “smoking gun” or exact a little more pain and discomfort towards the other side.
Isn’t it reassuring knowing you have someone in your corner to advocate for you?
The mediator’s options in compromise situations depends on the parties’ receptivity to the process.
Even with the inspiration of others, it’s understandable that we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help.
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