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5 05, 2017

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill… And Argued No More (Part 2!)

By | 2017-05-13T07:39:56+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Conflict resolution|0 Comments

Several weeks ago, I posted a blog discussing two “lures of the Tribal Mind” set out by Daniel Shapiro in his recent book “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable.” (Viking 2016).  Those lures- Vertigo and Repetition Compulsion- struck me as the most common and ones to which we all can easily relate. However, there are others- Taboos (Id. [...]

7 04, 2017

Looking for Happiness!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:11+00:00 April 7th, 2017|News articles|0 Comments

Well… we missed it again! International Day of Happiness was March 20, 2017, according to the United Nations High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. But, perhaps, missing it was not such a bad thing. According to the report, Norway ranks first followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. The United States ranks 19th in contrast [...]

31 03, 2017

Jack and Jill Go Up a Hill….and Argue!

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:16+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Negotiation Strategy|0 Comments

Imagine this scenario: “Jack” is having a conversation with “Jill” about whether to go up the hill to fetch a pail of water. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_Jill_(nursery_rhyme)) From out of nowhere, Jill makes an offhand but biting remark to which Jack responds negatively. The ensuing conversation gets totally off track on whether they should go up the hill [...]

10 03, 2017

Too Much Information May Be Bad

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:29+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Often in negotiating, a party may make a monetary demand without providing any reasoning behind it. I have often found that such a tactic does not work well because the other party will ask me “why”. She wants to know the reasoning behind the monetary demand.   So- I return to the first party to learn [...]

27 01, 2017

Emotions Do Carryover

By | 2017-05-13T07:40:56+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Negotiation Strategy|0 Comments

I saw a blog on the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School’s web page written by its staff (January 12, 2017) entitled “How Mood Affects Negotiators”. It caught my attention because I had just witnessed this effect in two of my mediations. Recently, I held two mediations on the same day- one in [...]

15 12, 2016

Penny Wise – Pound Foolish

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:15+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Mediations|0 Comments

Although as a full time neutral, I usually get paid for mediating, as a way to give back to the community, I am on various state and federal court mediator panels in which parties can utilize my services for a certain number of hours on a pro bono basis or for free. After that set [...]