A negotiation or mediation requires a degree of mutual understanding, a willingness to compromise and to be open [...]
Often times when a person has found an altruistic lifestyle or has dramatically changed his ways of doing things wrong [...]
Many people debate what makes a mediator successful. Some say that it is the negotiating techniques. Others, like myself, feel that it is something more. Harvard research has found some interesting answers that support my conclusions. In my opinion, there are three things that all mediators must be able to do, regardless of the type of mediation, in order to be successful at mediation. Those three things are the ability to develop trust and rapport with the parties, the ability to arrive at creative solutions and persistence.
Don’t use bad science when it comes to analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of your client’s case and your ability [...]
Recently, I wrote about Dove's viral video and how it related to negotiations. Based upon request by some of my [...]
Mistakes Made By Mediators. Have you made any of the following mistakes?
Mistakes Made by Mediators - Last time we discussed fear of failure and lack of persistence. Today we discuss other mistakes.
I have promised several people to try to come up with a list of mistakes that mediators make. Rather than create one long list of mistakes I thought it might be better to have a few mistakes at a time so that each mistake can be digested and considered fully. My view is that I learn more from my mistakes than from my successes.
The legal system sometimes requires the use of “magic words” before things can happen. For instance, depending on its language, [...]
You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family. But you can pick how you feel about family [...]