Michelle Thompson
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Michelle Thompson replied to Celia Jarratt's discussion The test and reason behind embarrassment in the group ADR Book Club
"I agree with the notion that when shown their behavior its possible to correct jerky behavior. How do we encourage this evaluation of behavior?? Once a certified jerk, or several, have infiltrated a work environment and begun a ripple effect…"
Jun 10, 2011
Michelle Thompson and Lynsee Swisher are now friends
Jun 10, 2011
Michelle Thompson replied to Lynsee Swisher's discussion Final Thoughts for the Tipping Point in the group ADR Book Club
"I'm glad you posted this quote, because it balances out a quote that really struck me: "that's why social change is so volatile and so often inexplicable, because it is the nature of all of us to be volatile and inexplicable."…"
Mar 5, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Michelle Thompson's discussion Which little things? in the group ADR Book Club
"It seems to me that the real point is to gain a deep understanding of the problem-mess before trying to do something about it. If we rush into action before understanding the real situation we simply end up dealing with symptoms rather than the…"
Feb 17, 2011
Jeff Thompson replied to Michelle Thompson's discussion Which little things? in the group ADR Book Club
"Michelle, Glad you mentioned the NYPD- my "day job" is working there as a Detective.  As a member of the Community Affairs Bureau (the "communication experts" experts of the NYPD or "nice" police), I reflect on…"
Feb 16, 2011
Michelle Thompson added a discussion to the group ADR Book Club
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Which little things?

I was really struck by the idea of "the little things" that Gladwell mentions regarding the broken windows theory. It must have been hard to convince people that graffiti on the subways was important when people were afraid of assaults and murder. How do you know, without the benefit of hindsight, which little things are important rather than futile? For example, currently the international community is trying to get rid of Somali piracy by patrolling the seas militarily, escorting ships, and…See More
Feb 16, 2011
Michelle Thompson replied to Michelle Thompson's discussion Impact of Globalization in the group ADR Book Club
"I think you are right. Even in the US, the title of these roles could vary our conceptual understanding. For example, many people are uncomfortable with the term salesman, or the image that the term conjures. I suppose this might be the case in…"
Feb 15, 2011
Barry Clemson replied to Michelle Thompson's discussion Impact of Globalization in the group ADR Book Club
"Village life is of course quite different in these respects from urban life. And the US is fairly extreme among nations in the degree to which the individual (and the nuclear family) pulls up roots and moves to a new city for jobs. My speculation…"
Feb 10, 2011
Michelle Thompson added a discussion to the group ADR Book Club
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Impact of Globalization

When reading about the degrees of separation, I couldn't help wondering what would happen today if you repeated the social experiment of connectedness across the globe instead of across America. Are the degrees of separation the same today in a global context? Would the envelope still make it to the stockbroker in an average of 6 steps? So far most examples have been in an American context, and Im curious to know if there is any different social evidence to support Gladwells theories amongst…See More
Feb 9, 2011
Michelle Thompson joined Jeff Thompson's group
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ADR Book Club

This is open to everyone in the ADR field who is interested is opening their mind by reading books (primarily non-ADR), engaging others in discussion with the end result providing a learning and growing experience for each participant.See More
Feb 7, 2011
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Feb 7, 2011
Michelle Thompson is now a member of ADRhub - Creighton NCR
Feb 7, 2011

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What is your profession and title?
Researcher on East African Piracy and Solutions
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
MA International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Certificate Courses in Conflict Analysis, Negotiation and Interfaith Conflict Resolution
What are you hoping to get from ADRhub.com
Insight in the field and expanded network of ADR professionals

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At 8:42pm on May 30, 2011, Lynsee Swisher said…

Hi Michelle

 

Just a reminder that the second book club for ADRhub will start next week,

June 5.

Hope to "see" you there.

Warmest Regards,

Lynsee

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