Watch Out for the Non-Verbal Ques!

One of the latest blog posts from the Harvard  Negotiation Project notes the importance of understanding body language in negotiations. Written by the PON staff and posted on January 30, 2020, “Using Body Language in Negotiation” analyses three situations in which analyzing body language may improve the outcome of your [Read More]

By |February 14th, 2020|Research|

Are You Listening?

One of the first things a mediator in training is taught is to listen, really listen what the parties are saying.  Aka “Active Listening”! Well, it seems that the need and ability to listen is a trait that many in the general population should also learn. A recent article in [Read More]

By |January 31st, 2020|Research|

The Medium Makes the Difference !

Recently I came upon an older article written by Tammy Lenski entitled, “Face to Face negotiation better than e-mail.” (“Lenski”) While the article was originally published in December 2003, its points are probably truer today than fifteen years ago. The last decade and a half has seen an explosion in [Read More]

By |March 9th, 2018|News articles|

The Value of Joint Sessions

Over the last few years, the trend in California has been not to hold joint sessions in mediation but, to conduct the entire mediation using separate sessions so that the adverse parties are never in the same room at the same time. (Sometimes they do not even want to meet [Read More]

By |April 17th, 2015|Research|

It’s all in the Wag of the Tail

I am a dog lover; so any story about dogs catches my eye, and I will find a way to relate it to negotiation/mediation. Here is my latest.Recently, The Economist (November 2, 2013) and other news organizations reported on a study by Giorgio Vallortigara, Marcello Siniscalchi, Rita Lusito and Angelo [Read More]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Mediation|