By Steven G. Mehta A very interesting arbitration case just came down in California. It holds that even if you [...]
By Steven G. Mehta Here is a quote regarding mediation. Your good lawyers realize that a good settlement is worth [...]
By Steven G. Mehta The court of appeal recently decided a case involving elder abuse and professional negligence. Although it [...]
One of the advantages of having a mediator is the fact that the mediator is neutral and not so closely connected to the case. A recent study has confirmed this concept by showing that people who solve problems for others are more creative than those who are thinking of solutions for themselves.
By Steven G. Mehta I thought you might like to see the presentation that I did before the Santa Clarita [...]
I saw an interesting quote the other day that made me think about how people deal with the past and the future. The quote by Fulton Oursler, a playwright and editor, is "“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.” I thought to myself do I have regret for things that happened in the past, and I am happy to say that I don't feel that I want to wind back the clock and do something over again. As to the future, I am always worried about the future -- as we all are-- and try to not crucify myself over things I can't control. But sometimes in that light, I fail. But this quote also made me think that in mediation it is often the case that people are crucifying themselves between the regret for the past and the fear of the future.
By Steven G. Mehta Meltdown! The word has left an indelible mark on our psyche based upon the Japanese nuclear [...]
By Steven G. Mehta As a final discussion of cognitive distortions, it seems appropriate to discuss the fallacy of change. [...]
By Steven G. Mehta As a continued discussion of cognitive discussions, I thought I would bring to light the fallacy [...]
Some people have all the luck! But how do those people get that luck? Well since today is St. Patrick’s Day, and we have the luck of the Irish behind us, I thought I would investigate how we can get the luck of the Irish in negotiations and life.