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12 05, 2017

What is your Goal?

By | 2017-05-13T07:39:55+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Conflict resolution|0 Comments

I just obtained a teaching position as a Lecturer of Law (aka adjunct professor) at University of Southern California Gould School of Law teaching the mediation ethics portion of an ADR Ethics class. One of the issues we will be discussing is the conflicting goals of the participants (that is, the parties, their attorneys, and [...]

6 01, 2017

A Resolution for the New Year

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:11+00:00 January 6th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

About a week before Christmas, LiveScience published an article reviewing two studies suggesting “… that our brains prompt us to act more like Santa than Scrooge. (Id. at Your Giving Brain: Are Humans Hardwired for Generosity? by Mindy Weinberger (December 19, 2016.).) Based on two different research experiments, the researchers concluded that “… human behavior [...]

20 05, 2016

Risk Taking: It is a matter of biology.

By | 2016-05-03T10:40:01+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

Are you a risk taker? Or, are you a risk averter? According to a recent article in the New York Times (Rats That Tend to Gamble Help Reveal Science of Risk by Pam Belluck, March 24, 2016 at page A21), the answer lies in a specific type of neuron or nerve cell in the brain. [...]

24 07, 2015

The Words We Use

By | 2017-05-13T07:45:06+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Negotiation Strategy, Research|0 Comments

As a mediator, I have learned to choose my words carefully. The way I phrase something will make all the difference in the world between gaining someone’s trust and angering them. The importance of wording is brought home by Kenneth Cloke in his book, The Dance of Opposites (Goodmedia Press, 2013). His first chapter entitled “The [...]

11 01, 2013

A Mediator’s Wish List

By | 2017-05-13T07:33:10+00:00 January 11th, 2013|News articles|Comments Off on A Mediator’s Wish List

Somehow, several years ago, I got on the mailing list for The Indian Arbitrator which is the "News Magazine of the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation." Its articles do not focus solely on developments in India but actually on things occurring throughout the world. The January 2013 issue (Volume 5, Issue 1) containes an [...]