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Negotiation Articles


Advice for Divorcing Men: Common Mistakes in Divorce and How To Avoid Them

(10/18/19)Denise French

One of the most common mistakes in divorce is making promises too soon--here are a few others.

A Teacher’s First Mediation Experience Over One Semester

(10/18/19)Joanne Kilgour-Dowdy

This story unveils my initial exposure to the mediation process through the intakes done weekly for students experiencing conflict in a college setting. Over the course of a semester it becomes evident to me that learning to do intakes properly is important to successful mediation.

The Reality of Impasse: Show me the money!

(10/11/19)Phyllis Pollack

It is funny how sometimes the stars align to suddenly highlight an issue that was nowhere in my conscious brain before then.

It Ain’t My Fault: How Best to Manage Workplace Conflict

(10/10/19)Amy Robertson

Workplace conflicts sometimes make me think of a song by the country-music duo Brothers Osborne called “It Ain’t My Fault.”

The Good and Bad of Anger in Negotiation!

(10/04/19)Phyllis Pollack

I wonder whether the use of anger in negotiations is helpful or harmful.

Change the Frame: The Picture Changes

(9/30/19)Cinnie Noble

How have you framed your conflict?

Trust At Work

(9/30/19)Maria Simpson

Brush up on your workplace conflict resolution skills--and build up some trust in your employees.

Interview with Bruce Edwards - The Future of Mediation and Mediation in India

(9/23/19)Bruce Edwards

This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.

US Appeals Court in “Manifest Disregard” Claim Instructs Arbitrator to Clarify “Irreconcilable Determinations”

(9/20/19)Mark Kantor

I draw to your attention an interesting recent approach from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit towards an argument that an arbitration award should be set aside for manifest disregard of the law.

Effective Communication Makes for Optimal Mediation - Part 1

(9/13/19)Laura Tarcea

This article is a look at the implications of communication skills in the context of family mediation and recommendations.

The Mediator's Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes

(9/13/19)Gerry O'Sullivan

Mediators need to formulate and ask incisive questions that challenge entrenched thinking and shift perspectives.

Three Sides to Every Story

(9/12/19)Cinnie Noble

When we talk about an interpersonal dispute between two people, we commonly say there are two sides to every story – the other person’s version of events and issues and our own.

Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on ODR

(9/12/19)Beth Graham

In her scholarly work, Professor Sternlight looks at the potential good and bad aspects of online dispute resolution (“ODR”).

The African Promise

(9/12/19)Hiro Aragaki

Diversity in ADR is an important topic of late.

Homework on Conflict Styles

(9/06/19)Ronald S. Kraybill

Life spares none from conflict. But unfortunately the word has not yet reached the schools that train professionals.

What’s Sex Got to Do With it: Questioning Research on Gender & Negotiation

(9/06/19)Michael Moffitt

What this means is that while women are not recognized for the skills at which they might be inherently better, it also means that we are failing men by not highlighting opportunities for growth and improvement.

Choose the Road Less Traveled in Conflict

(9/06/19)Meredith Richardson

Are you stuck in a rut in your relationship with someone?

Susan Podziba Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(9/05/19)Susan Podziba

This is an interview with Susan Podziba, where she discusses how her life has been aimed at resolving public policy disputes and finding the virtue in our society.

The Linctus of Choosing a Mediator - Part 2

(9/03/19)Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Mediation is now the toast of the day in America, Canada, Australia, the UK and many parts of the European Union. The developing economies of the world are now exploring this medium of dispute resolution.

Conflict: Blown Out of Proportion

(8/30/19)Cinnie Noble

It happens, at times, that our conflicts get blown out of proportion.

Moving Parents – and a Moving Conversation

(8/30/19)Dan Simon

Empowerment and recognition shifts can happen between people whose interaction has fluctuated for years.

Bargaining in the (Murky) Shadow of Arbitration

(8/30/19)Beth Graham

In her journal article, Associate Dean Gross discusses some concerns related to using arbitration in commercial disputes.

Don’t Overlook the Benefits of Mediation

(8/30/19)Jane Greenspan

Given that none of us have a crystal ball, it would be a poor use of time to attempt to infer how the upcoming presidential election will affect Title IX enforcement, which has changed significantly in the last 10 years.

Mediation’s New Clothes

(8/30/19)Beth Myers

This paper discusses pivotal elements of the 21st Century identity crisis within and about the American mediation industry.

Eldercare Mediation: Setting Families up for Success

(8/30/19)Kathleen Kauth

Working with families to help an older adult identify how they want to spend their final years and communicate it to all involved parties.

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