Since March is National Women's History Month, I thought it would be interesting to add a small contribution to the information regarding gender differences. Vickie Pynchon has been dedicating this month in her blog to writing about gender bias that continues to exist in the profession. Her theme has been to show that bias can be demonstrated in many ways in which we may not think about. Well another example of that potential bias is in the way we identify names. Think of the traditional introduction in a wedding. I now introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. John Doe. Well a recent study shows that putting male names before female names in writing is a remnant of sexist thinking. This is the finding of a study published in the British Journal of Social Psychology by Dr Peter Hegarty and colleagues of the University of Surrey.
As you may know, I conducted a seminar on a 112 ways to succeed in your mediation practice recently and promised the participants that I would slowly place my tips on the blog. Well here is another one of the tips. Think hard about the price you charge.
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Mediators and attorneys are in the business of giving advice. Advice as to what options work; advice as to how to negotiate; advice as to when to settle; and many more things. But what advice is considered valuable by the receiver and why? Well it is fascinating to see some of the research in this field to determine who and what is the best way to provide advice.
Recently, I went to a Starbucks and was pleasantly surprised by what happened to me. I immediately realized the power of the act as it happened. However, what I didn’t know is how fast that act would then spread in the Starbucks.
With Daylight Savings Time going into effect, and with me getting up in a terrible mood this morning, and then ending up messing up the timing and location of a meeting that I was supposed to attend, I started to think about the effect Daylight Savings Time has on conflict.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Daily Journal was kind enough to publish an article that I had written on procrastination. Hopefully you will like it. Just make sure that you don't put 0ff reading it.