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Negotiation Articles

Negotiation Articles


Beyond Solutions

(12/10/18)Peter Adler

Mediation, like other forums where leadership is called for, can be a hard business, not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, every once in a great while, something magical, unplanned, and unexpected happens and the room is suddenly filled with hope and light.

Q&A: Kidnapping and Extortion: Just another day at the office

(12/07/18)Jeff Thompson

Michael A. Guidry is the founder of Guidry Group, a security services company, dealing in kidnapping and ransom.

Mediation Certification: The Sparrow and the Peacock

(12/07/18)Bruce Edwards

Having taught mediation skills for over twenty-five years and, more recently, having developed an online mediation training curriculum, it’s only natural that I stand as a zealous proponent of mediation training.

Even More Conflict Resolution Tips

(12/06/18)Oran Kaufman

Following up on two previous articles, this article taps into 24 years of mediation experience and provides divorcing couples with tips that will help them navigate their divorce and mediation process in sane and healthy manner and will help them stay in control of the process.

Mediation Dance-Writing

(11/28/18)Peter Adler

Sometime between 480 and 221 BC during China’s Warring States Period, a general named Wu wrote a short and now widely read treatise on how to win a big fight. The highest excellence, he said, is the “sheathed sword,” achieving your goal without fighting.

This Mediation Failed. Or, Did It?

(11/23/18)Nancy Shuger

This article poses the question of how to evaluate success and failure of mediation.

How to Deconflict Situations for One's Personal Benefit

(11/23/18)Melissa Marzett

Whether loved, despised, or a stranger, conflict causes anxiety, increases tension of blood and causes inconvenience.

Mediator Engagement in Politics – and other things we care about

(11/12/18)John Sturrock

In his thought-provoking new book, Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy the legendary Ken Cloke reflects on an exchange between two distinguished American authors, Lawrence Susskind and Bernie Mayer, reflected upon here.

Free Expert Interviews for the 10 Toughest Behaviors at Work – Challenging Workplace Behavior Summit

(11/12/18)Patricia Porter

Whether it’s gossip, harassment, or time-sucking interruptions we have all encountered challenging behaviors in the workplace. Have you ever wished you knew what to do when they happened?

What Should You Ask Your Mediator at the Initial Session?

(11/01/18)Oran Kaufman

What I offer in this article is some thoughts and ideas of questions that may be helpful to ask at your initial consultation with your mediator.

Family Feud? Use Eldercaring Coordination for High Conflict in Eldercare

(11/01/18)Sarah Gross

This article distinguishes elder mediation and eldercaring coordination, and discusses the benefits of eldercaring coordination for high-conflict cases.

Bringing Down a Giraffe

(10/30/18)Peter Adler

Each of the described four impulses gives rise to tensions in negotiation: the need to compete and claim, the impulse to cooperate and find common ground, the drive for pragmatic and technically competent solutions, and the push for a moral basis in solution-making.

The Next Level of Impartiality

(10/19/18)Dan Simon

All mediators understand that we’re supposed to be impartial. Our ideas about what that means fall on a continuum.

Concerns on the New Singapore Convention

(10/13/18)F. Peter Phillips

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has announced agreement on a “United Nations Agreement on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.”

Blind Justice: Can Individuals Be Bound to Arbitration Clauses They Can’t Read?

(10/13/18)Michael Heller

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.

Weapons and Sports Agents

(10/12/18)Peter Adler

Life imitates art, art imitates life, and both reveal deeper patterns.

What Do Marriage Counselors and Mediators Do?

(10/12/18)Ben Hartwig

There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.

Like the Fireflies Generating Light

(10/05/18)María Victoria Marun, Maria Eugenia Sole

It is currently common to use expressions such as "polarization" or "crack" to describe the attitudes with which the inhabitants, politicians and governments in different countries raise or debate their problems.

Family Mediation and Domestic Abuse

(10/05/18)Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.

Making Referrals to Divorce Mediation or Family Mediation

(9/28/18)Georgia Daniels

Mental health professionals may have a general idea about what divorce mediation is but want to know more about it before making referrals. This article discusses critical points for you to consider before referring your clients to divorce mediation or mediation of other family issues.

Power, Impartiality, and Timing: Third Party Mediation in the Middle East

(9/28/18)Armita Azad

There has been upsurge literature on third party intervention in recent years, and still a significant gap in the field of mediation.

Generating Multiple Options!

(9/24/18)Phyllis Pollack

Attending a mediation requires making difficult decisions.

Las Medidas Autosatisfactivas, en la Justicia Peruana

(9/20/18)Hilmer Zegarra

Es articulo es un Descripcion de objetivos e identificacion de la institucion.

Building Coalitions and Story Telling

(9/18/18)Jeffrey Krivis

In order to be more effective in mediation, the story of the case must be told just like the unfolding of a movie or book. Like any story, there is a common structure that has a beginning, middle and end and is broken down into three acts.

Mediation vs. Arbitration

(9/17/18)Armita Azad

This article directs the special advantages of mediation for resolving disputes. It outlines the specific procedure for mediation that optimizes these advantages over arbitration.

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