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Negotiation Articles


Cost of Workplace Conflict

(1/17/20)Kathleen Kauth

Conflict in the workplace is extremely costly.

The Effect of Power in Mediation

(1/17/20)Felicia Staub

Balancing power is an important part of mediation. I did a mediation recently in which the levels of power of each party played a very important role.

10 Mediation Tips for Settling Business Disputes

(1/17/20)James Dorian

For practitioners of the law, mediation is a well-known concept that became part of their lives.

Dividing the Burial Plot in Divorce

(1/17/20)Mary Salisbury

This article addresses an often overlooked asset in divorce, the burial plot, and the surprising negative consequences of failing to address this asset in the divorce decree.

Somewhere Between Reasonable and Crazy

(1/03/20)John Lande

The very touching Netflix movie, Marriage Story, provides an unusually realistic depiction of divorce dynamics.

Mediation versus Court in Divorce

(1/03/20)Denise French

“I’ll get my day in court!” ……. “The judge won’t like what you did!” …….. “I’m going to spread your dirt all over the courtroom!”

New Study Evaluates the Role of Misconception in Creating Conflict

(1/03/20)Natalie Davis

This new study explores the idea that misconceptions are in fact a cause of conflicts. It is widely accepted that misconceptions are a root cause of conflicts, but it has not been thoroughly explored.

Do Post-Nuptial Agreements Belong in Marital Mediation?

(12/27/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Marital mediation is neither marital therapy nor couples therapy.

What’s in Your Wallet? (Do You Know?)

(12/27/19)Joy Rosenthal

One of the things that I’ve noticed when I mediate is that one person in a couple is often much more financially literate than the other.

My Favorite Resource: A Year in Review

(12/27/19)Nicole Wilmet

I have had such a wonderful time connecting with ADR friends across the country to learn about a wide variety of helpful and informative resources.

Gossip Feeds Conflict

(12/27/19)Kathleen Kauth

Gossip in the office can be very damaging, causing hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) conflicts.

Recent Research Proposes Walking as Creative Conflict Resolution Practice

(12/27/19)Natalie Davis

This article examines how walking may be beneficial to not only an individual, but to multiple people involved in a conflict resolution process.

A Fresh Approach to Advanced Training

(12/24/19)Peter Adler, Louis Chang

This training seeks to provide: The right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling... the first time.

It is All a Matter of Perspective

(12/24/19)Phyllis Pollack

This season is a time for reflection and to realize once again that not everyone sees the world the same way as we do.

Pressure-Cooker Mediation: Stick to basics to make a difference

(12/19/19)Jonathan Rodrigues

Set in an adversarial environment with a clicking court battle time-bomb placed over our heads, my first experience of court referred mediation in Scotland, as a co-mediator, was overwhelmingly real.

Co-parenting During Divorce: 9 coping strategies to help your children

(12/19/19)Dakota Murphey

The relationship between the two marital partners may be coming to an end, but what about the children?

Building Breakthroughs: Video Interview with Louise Phipps Senft

(12/12/19)Natalie J. Armstrong, Louise Phipps Senft

By creating a space for change, Louise helps people get back on track so they can work more successfully with their advisors.

Why You Should Mediate Your Divorce Instead of Litigating It

(12/12/19)Lisa Taylor

This article shows a clear timeline for mediating your divorce. The purpose of mediation is to get you talking about how to settle every issue right away, so the process is usually much faster, much less expensive, much less stressful and overall much more satisfying than litigation.

This I Believe

(12/06/19)Eric Anderson

I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Stanley Santire

The fundamental concept of the Convention began in 1958 with the signing of the New York Convention. That concept is the obligation of contracting nation states to give effect to private agreements emerging from alternative dispute resolution.

Conflict Prevention: Utilizing the Historical Reasonable Person of Common Law

(11/29/19)Alia Ismail

Commitment to the reasonable man theory, a building block to many constitutions, is a commitment to one’s higher self, rather than to one’s instinct. Training individuals to act in a way that’s reasonable, creates internal checks and balances.

Mediating Your Divorce: How to Split Your Retirement Savings

(11/29/19)Dakota Murphey

As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.

Thanksgiving After Divorce: New Turkey Time Traditions

(11/26/19)Michael Aurit

Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Final Part 3 in Series

(11/22/19)Stephen Kotev

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.

Being a Guide

(11/22/19)Joy Rosenthal

This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.

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