dispute

12 04, 2019

A New Tool in my Toolbox!

By |2019-03-28T10:57:36-07:00April 12th, 2019|News articles|0 Comments

The  other day I stumbled upon a tweet mentioning a “velvet hammer”. Wondering what it was, I googled the reference and came upon an article discussing its meaning and use; Why the ‘velvet hammer’ is a better way to give constructive criticism by Stephanie Vozza. Taking issue with the what she calls the “sandwich method” [...]

11 01, 2019

Who Is Gonna Build the Fence?

By |2019-01-11T18:00:56-07:00January 11th, 2019|Conflict resolution|0 Comments

In  a recent blog, Tammy Lenski discusses, “ 4 Handy Principles for Deciding When You Can’t Agree”. Considering the present national situation, I found the blog very timely and cannot resist sharing. But, to take it out of politics, let’s use an example. Suppose Jack and Jill are neighbors. Jill has a dog that keeps [...]

6 07, 2018

Doing Nothin’!

By |2018-06-26T13:15:29-07:00July 6th, 2018|Research|1 Comment

Slow down, you move too fast You got to make the morning last Just kicking down the cobble stones Looking for fun and feelin' groovy (The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) Simon and Garfunkel (1966)) These lyrics seem more important than ever. A recent article posted on theconversation.com  entitled “In praise of doing nothing” [...]

5 08, 2016

Are We Our Own Worst Enemies?

By |2017-05-13T07:42:13-07:00August 5th, 2016|Negotiation Strategy|0 Comments

Recently, I came across a report from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation entitled “Salary Negotiations”.   (HLS_PON_FR_SalaryNeg_V03_031416_wf  ) While it focuses on negotiating the best salary possible, some of its points are equally applicable to negotiations in general. In one of the articles, the authors make three important points: “(1) mispredicting what we will truly [...]

8 01, 2016

Changing Our Habits !

By |2015-12-14T16:25:23-07:00January 8th, 2016|Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The end of 2015 has occurred and with the start of 2016, many of us will make one or more resolutions to do something different, e.g. lose weight, get more exercise, or change our life in some small or not so small way. For the first few weeks of 2016, we will keep our New Year’s resolutions [...]

20 06, 2014

It is all about the Food

By |2017-05-13T07:27:56-07:00June 20th, 2014|Research|Comments Off on It is all about the Food

Something tells me that being a foodie if not a chef should be part of the job description of a mediator.   About a month ago, I wrote about a study that showed how one's grumpiness and thus willingness to settle disputes depends on the level of one's blood sugar; the grumpier one is, the greater [...]

24 08, 2012

What is Really Going On?

By |2017-05-13T07:34:24-07:00August 24th, 2012|Research|Comments Off on What is Really Going On?

The Harvard Law School Program On Negotiation issued a Special Report entitled "Crisis Communication! How to Avoid Being Held Hostage by Crisis Negotiations". (Crisis Communication ) While I am not a "crisis" negotiator per se although some of my litigation mediations may seem like it at times, this Special Report has some tips that are [...]