September 2014 Blog Posts (38)

Embracing Cultural Differences Requires Challenging Your Mindset

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Globalization is making our world smaller with cross-cultural situations at the core. Even though diversity can be a powerful source for creativity, adaptability and innovation, the potential for conflict increases, requiring even more attention to how we deal with differences…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on September 30, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

"The Texas Conflict Coach"® October Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces the following episodes starting in the month of October held every Tuesday night from…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on September 30, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Key points in choosing a mediator

(Originally published in the blog of conflictconversations.org)

Mediation, including family mediation, is not regulated in Ontario. There are, however, a number of voluntary associations that can attest to the credentials or the skills of their members. Nonetheless, it’s crucial then that couples in search of…

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Added by Arnold Zeman on September 30, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [09.30.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on September 29, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Feel the Energy in the Room

Earlier this year, I signed up for an online presentation about ‘Energy Management.’ I thought now that sounds interesting … I need a lot of energy to get everything done – maybe I could be doing things better.

Wall plug - compressed It turns out that the program was about the kind of energy you bring to a conflict (into a room, as I call it), not the kind that keeps you…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on September 29, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

Business Mediation Gone Right

The latest blog entry at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation tells a story of a mediation where the parties called all the shots.  You can read it here.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on September 26, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

Do You Need a Wingman?

My supervisor and I were chatting the other day, and I was lamenting about clients who always seem to bring someone into session. She nodded and said, “yep, they need a wingman.”I hadn’t really thought about it in the broader perspective (I was just getting annoyed), but she was right. Some people in conflict need a wingman. And, it got me thinking about whether this is a good–or bad–thing.…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on September 25, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

My Way or the Highway

It has been a long time since I first heard the expression my way or the highway. Within the context I first heard it and ever since, I have interpreted it to mean that if someone doesn’t go along with the other’s view (position, want, need, etc.) she or he might as well just leave or go away. Consistent with this interpretation, Wiktionary suggests my way or the highway means “an ultimatum…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on September 25, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Transforming Our Inner Conflict

Milagros Phillips

Whether we are aware of it or not we live in a racial world, which proposes equality, but is firmly set on hierarchy, inequality, and separation. patterns of racial dysfunction have been handed down from generation to generation. How do we transform these patterns and begin to live the connection that is part of our natural human existence?

Milagros…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on September 23, 2014 at 11:42pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [09.22.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on September 22, 2014 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Media literate terrorist

See blog at: http://peaceandconflictpolitics.com/

The media in general, and new media in particular, are increasingly effective tools used by extremist in Syria or ISIS. Even their extraordinary brutality is no match for the skill in which they are using new media to attract new recruits, send propaganda messages, scare the enemy, and promote their goals of a single Muslim state. ISIS is now one of the more sophisticated users of…

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Added by Donald Ellis on September 22, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

Negotiation and ADR enter the MOOC Age

On October 20th I’ll be kicking off a four-week basic course on Negotiation: Navigating Professional and Personal Interactions

The unique thing about this…

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Added by Noam Ebner on September 19, 2014 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Measuring Progress Towards Peace: indicators of success

Mediation is a change process whose impact can be felt at different levels of society, measured across time and evaluated from different stakeholders' point of view. For this reason mediators should take an expansive view of success, beyond just the signing of an…

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Added by Nathalie Al-Zyoud on September 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Is Change Scary or Exciting?

It’s been another exhausting week of tantrums and crying spells before school, courtesy of my five year-old son. But, I think I’ve finally figured out the problem: Change.Turns out, he’s plagued by the same thing so many grown-ups struggle with: The idea that change is scary.

So, we’ve modified our narrative a bit–in addition to acknowledging that change can be scary, we’re talking a lot about how change can be exciting, too!…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on September 18, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Never Cut What You Can Untie

Recently on the Conflict Coaching Guild on LinkedIn I asked members if they would share idioms, phrases, metaphors and other expressions on conflict that they like. There are many I had not heard of and one of those is the title of today’s blog – never cut what you can untie.

This expression was apparently coined by Joseph…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on September 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer

The Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer is next month and the Sister Sister team is still in need of your help in order to reach their goal of $1,000! Every little bit counts! Please consider donating to a great cause and to the Sister Sister team. Follow the link:http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=62730&pg=team&team_id=1680118 …

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Added by Amanda Ribeiro Tiradentes on September 17, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Conflict and Miscommunication Across Cultures - Practical Skills for Creating Better Understanding and Better Relationships

Nina Meierding

Nina has worked with many cultures in her decades of mediation work. She will share concepts such as the different ways of looking at fairness, how cultures respond to conflict and why they have dissimilar desires as to their goals and outcomes, how people express the same emotion in a variety of ways, and why it is a common mistake to "pretend to be in someone else's…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on September 16, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [09.16.14]

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on September 15, 2014 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Pivot #2 – Your Conflict Hooks

I bet when you’re in conflict, your first reaction is to think – “If only he/she would stop doing that (whatever it is) … things would be better.” I know I do that. It’s amazing how much that empowers the other person and takes all of the power away from you to change the situation.

In her book, The Conflict Pivot, author Tammy Lenski makes the case that conflict…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on September 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

IMPORTANT ISSUES AND QUESTIONS? The SA Employment Equity Amendment Act, 47 of 2013 [EEA] and the Employment Equity Regulations, 2014 [EER] came into effect on 01 August 2014, ‘with barely a ripple i…

IMPORTANT ISSUES AND QUESTIONS?

The SA Employment Equity Amendment Act, 47 of 2013 [EEA] and the Employment Equity Regulations, 2014 [EER] came into effect on 01 August 2014, ‘with barely a ripple in the human resources community…surprising, since this was the…

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Added by Johann Scheepers on September 14, 2014 at 7:50pm — No Comments

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