December 2011 Blog Posts (56)

Listening like a dog

First published in dialogicmediation.com

 

 

In transformative mediation circles, we often speak of 'listening like a cow'.  (See my two previous posts on this quality of attention here and here.)  In brief, this simile is…

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Added by Arnold Zeman on December 30, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

It's how you Brand Against the Machine

(Originally posted at Social Medi8r.com)

This week I had the privilege of interviewing John Morgan, the author of the book, "Brand Against the Machine".  There is so much…

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Added by Jason Dykstra on December 29, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments

A is for Asshole: The Grownups ABCs of Conflict Resolution

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"For December, we have chosen some of our favorite past shows to support you through the holiday season. Enjoy!"

Victoria Pynchon’s new book is an adult primer on the difficult art of resolving, transforming or…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 28, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

5 actors to not emulate in mediation.

Developing one's voice as a mediator can be tricky business. Our personality, empathy, and humor should shine through with our clients...accompanied by a soupcon of acting.  Maintaining neutrality, suppressing your political/religious/personal views, and poker-facing the bizarre can…

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Added by Brad Heckman on December 28, 2011 at 8:51am — 2 Comments

ODR Blog: ODR, by any other name… Part IV: Serious Fun

Around the holidays, we all promise ourselves things such as self-improvement and behavioral changing. For the past few years, I’ve been promising myself a simple promise: To find something fun, which I really enjoy doing – and to take it very seriously.

 

I haven’t been successful with this. And, I’m not too hard on myself – I really like my day job that much.  Still, my recurring failure does leave me envious of people who are dead serious about the things they do for…

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Added by Noam Ebner on December 26, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Neutrality: What are we to make of this?

 

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Added by Werner Institute Blog on December 26, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... December 16th-23rd, 2011.

  • On Saturday, the Sunni-backed bloc suspended its participation in Iraq’s Parliament after accusing PM al-Maliki’s Shi’ite led government of concentrating power. On Sunday, the last of the US combat troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait after nearly nine years of war, and…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 23, 2011 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Reflections on our first (half) year.

Folks, I’d like to reflect on the amazing, whirlwind year that’s coming to a close.  We officially became the New York Peace Institute this year, building upon three decades as a Safe…

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Added by Brad Heckman on December 23, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... December 15th-22nd, 2011.

  • The trial of Breanna (nee Bradley) Manning, the soldier allegedly responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret state documents to WikiLeaks began this week in the United States. Manning is charged with 23 counts, including…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 22, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

The Ombuds Year in Review: 2011

Overall, the past year has been a positive one for Organizational Ombuds profession. Here are the top stories of 2011.…
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Added by Tom A. Kosakowski on December 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Caring Grudges

One of the things that happens after interpersonal conflict is that some of us bear a grudge. We continue to hold onto negative feelings about the other person and may do so for a protracted period of time. We may show this by ignoring the person, or making derogatory remarks about him or her, directly or indirectly. Or, we may retaliate in different ways. Bearing grudges may be a way of coping, but we usually recognize it also contributes to ongoing dissension.

Some of us…

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Added by Cinnie Noble on December 22, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 14th-21st, 2011.

  • Relatives of inmates on a hunger strike in Kyrgyzstanpicketed a pretrial detention centre on Wednesday to demand their relatives’ demands be met. The protesters are calling upon reviews for the inmates’ cases, who they claim have been sentenced for crimes they didn’t commit. On Tuesday, the Kyrgyz Parliament…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 21, 2011 at 9:16pm — No Comments

George Takei brokers Star Peace

I was 10 years old when Star Wars came out, and when Star Trek was on TV in a continuous loop of syndicated reruns.  A common playground topic was which of the two rocked harder, and the debate continues to this day, fueled by schticky banter on youtube between Shatner and Carrie Fisher.

 

Perhaps in an early display of mediation sensibilities, I embraced both shows, with props to Star Wars…

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Added by Brad Heckman on December 21, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

On tyrants, their sunglasses, and mediation.

I took a Latin American politics course in college, and the prof told us, à la Jeff Foxworthy, that if a leader wears sunglasses indoors, he's probably a despot.

 

Here are some ostensible reasons why some dictators might've rocked the shades:



-- Kim Jong Il, North Korean Dear Leader:  His lady-who-lunches specs added some compensatory bling to…

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Added by Brad Heckman on December 21, 2011 at 9:21am — No Comments

RIP, Vaclav Havel

The world lost a true mensch this week, former Czechoslovak president Vaclav Havel.

 

 

Vaclav Havel showed us a world in which one man could be a poet, playwright, protester, political prisoner, peacemaker, and president.  A man who embraced the paradox of dissent and dialogue.  A man who humbly vanquished 50 years of oppression, and then impishly rode his bike through the corridors of…

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Added by Brad Heckman on December 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

I Shall Not Hate with the Gaza Strip Doctor

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"For December, we have chosen some of our favorite past shows to support you through the holiday season. Enjoy!"

Dr. Abuelaish talks about his education as a Palestinian, becoming a doctor, his work at an Israeli hospital delivering babies and going back and forth over the border to Gaza, and the night that 3 of…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 21, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... December 13th-20th, 2011.

Hello, hope all is well!

This week’s conflict reports will be a little thinner than usual, as I have been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple days and haven’t been reading as extensively as normal. Please be sure to add anything I have missed in the comments below or send via email to apeaceofconflict@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Rebecca

  • The New…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 20, 2011 at 6:58pm — No Comments

This Week in The World of Conflict... December 12th-19th, 2011.

  • Fatima Bensouda was formally elected as chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court on Monday. Bensouda was the only candidate running for the election and will take over from Luis Moreno-Ocampo in June.
  • The UNDP has released its 2011 Human Development Report. This report projects a…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 19, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

What's Happening [12.20.11]

Models of Standards For Mediator Certification Programs

The Model Standards for Mediator Certification Programs stands on the shoulders of those who…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on December 19, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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