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Regular visitors to this blog will have noticed a gradual decline in posting over the last couple of months.Life, dear reader, has got busy and the call of the keyboard is not what it was after 1016 posts. I have decided to pack it in.To some extent I feel this blog has achieved its aim of bringing...
An intriguing article (abstract only) in July's Negotiation Journal (Jul 2009. Vol. 25) by Stephen Goldberg, Margaret Shaw, Jeanne Brett reporting the results of two studies;"... a glance at the rosters of some of the major mediation providers shows that between 40 percent and 60 percent of their...
Today in Wellington at Te Papa, our national museum, we are enjoying the most stimulating gathering of mediators at the New Zealand Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute Conference '09. Program here.North Carolina mediator, attorney and author Andy Little is here as guest speaker and workshop...
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Some while ago I started a post with;'Yeah well, I'm not sure that I get the whole 'mediators can learn from improv comedy' thing to be honest...'But since then I have read the wonderfully refreshing Improvisational Negotiation by Jeff Krivis and talked to him about the connections between jazz and...
For those brave mediators who delve into this stuff, check out 40 Superb Psychology Blogs - this post from Psyblog lists forty of the best psychology blogs, chosen to give a broad sweep of the most interesting content being produced online.The list is split into three sections: first are more...
This blog, if you care to take a sampling of past posts, is not that of a white-hat-mediator.That's because I believe life at the coalface of mediation practice is wonderfully confused, frustrating and often dirty, as I attempted to capture by one of my favourite past posts, rehearsing in poetry,...
"Professor Roberts argues that this prevents the parties working out a settlement themselves and instead they were dependent upon the mediator. He therefore concluded that the shuttling model was at fault; causing the mediator to get caught up in trying to get an agreement. He argued that the...
"Neutrals Reveal Tips With Their Opening Statements"By Lee Jay BermanMost mediations begin with the mediator's opening statement, much to the consternation of the lawyers (many of whom have heard them many times before) and their parties. Although most lawyers prefer to launch right into their...