December 2015 Blog Posts (22)

The Texas Conflict Coach® January Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces our series focused on Ordinary People.

The following episodes will air every Tuesday from 5:00-5:30 pm PST/7:00-7:30 pm CST/ 8:00-8:30 pm EST.

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 31, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The UnSlut Project: Stop "Slut" Shaming and Sexual Bullying

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Have you ever been called a "slut"? If so, how did you feel? Whether you are sexually active or not the term can be hurtful and embarrassing. If you’re a parent of a teen,…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 31, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Let’s Make This Easy–Resolve One Conflict in 2016

How many of you have decided to lose 10 pounds by going on a strict diet and exercise regimen–only to realize you can’t possibly keep-up the discipline. Or, maybe you’ve decided to buy ONLY organic food, right down to the ketchup–only to learn that your bank account can’t keep up (I’ve actually tried this and failed).

When it comes to conflict resolution, the same rule applies: don’t over-shoot.

This New Year’s Eve, maybe it’s completely reasonable that you can only…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 31, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

2016 Resolution: Let’s Get Talking

2015 is drawing to a close and it’s time to think about how to start 2016 with a fresh, new start.

I read a quote some time ago, that the hardest conversations to have are with someone you don’t agree with. So true.

Good conversations are not just for like-minded people though. Those are just the easier ones.

Our world seems to be a place where excluding others makes some feel ‘safer’. Where ridiculing people we don’t agree with is the new…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 28, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [2015 Webinars]

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].

Have a look at some of top ADRhub.com webinars of 2015. Access all of the webinars of 2015 […

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on December 27, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Change Your Mindset This Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve readers! For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful holiday. And, for those who celebrate another holiday, I hope you’re enjoying the day-off from work!

I thought I would write a post about mindset during the holidays because so many of us will be surrounded by family and friends, some of whom may instigate conflict for no apparent reason. I was inspired to write about this because a dear friend of mine is planning a vacation with…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 24, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

From Customer Complaints to Customer Contentment

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The program focuses on Zingerman’s Community of Businesses and its philosophies and Customer Complaint Process. The businesses include the original business, Zingerman's Delicatessen, plus Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery, Catering,…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 22, 2015 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Divorce Mediation Has Gotten More Popular but Worse

Public awareness of mediation as an option for divorce has grown in recent years.  Unfortunately, as awareness has grown, mediation practices have become more legalistic and less about party self-determination.  Read the blog here.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on December 21, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

It’s Never Too Early To Teach Peace

Christmas is almost here. It’s the season of peace and yet the world doesn’t feel like a very peaceful place.

That’s why I decided to dedicate this blog post to peace and efforts to each children about peace in elementary school. The earlier the better in my book.

S.E. L. (social and emotional learning) is as important as…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 21, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Helpful or unhelpful mediation - you decide

(First published on my blog at mediationinottawa.ca)

Geoff Sharp of New Zealand has pointed me to a very well-made short film, The Mediator, that has been shown in a number of American regional film festivals. In the post on Geoff's mediation firm's blog, the writer states, "it's so good you could even chalk it up to CPD [continuing professional…

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Added by Arnold Zeman on December 19, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

What Does Conflict Have To Do with Dengue Fever?

As many of you may know (or, perhaps the news hasn’t traveled to the mainland, yet), we have a pretty serious Dengue Fever outbreak here in Hawaii. For now, it’s mostly contained to the Big Island, but the potential of widespread infection still looms. So, you can imagine many of us here in Hawaii are a little “on-edge!”

So, what does Dengue Fever have to do with conflict? The answer may surprise you.

As part of our public service (and my job as a producer), we at PBS…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 17, 2015 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Managing and Measuring the Customer Experience with Mystery Shopping

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Mystery shopping can help companies avoid conflict - and negative customer experiences - before it becomes an issue. If you've ever found yourself wondering if mystery shopping is too good to be true, join us in a discussion with Rich Bradley, MSPA-NA Board President to learn the facts. Rich Bradley will explain what mystery…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 15, 2015 at 11:14pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [12.14.15]

Involve. Evolve. Resolve!

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on December 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

5 Questions

Questions. The more I spend time in the field of conflict resolution, the more important they become to me.

That is why I attended a workshop entitled: Asking Questions that Matter – I’m always looking for another opportunity to share conflict resolutions techniques that are simple and don’t require a mediator.

I hope…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 14, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments

Custody Agreement or “Wing It”?

I have a dear friend who got a divorce about a year and a half ago, and by all accounts, it was one of the most amicable divorces on file. As part of keeping it amicable, they decided to “figure it out” when it came to visitation and custody. After all, they were still friends, and it shouldn’t be too hard to agree on who gets their son and when.

So far, it’s worked out. Except for a few bumps along the way (Christmas holiday travel, last-minute requests, grandparent…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 10, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

The Conflict Pivot: Turning Conflict into Peace of Mind

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If you’ve been told not to take conflict personally, you only have half the story. Before you can do that, you have to take conflict more personally. In this program,…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 9, 2015 at 5:22pm — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [12.08.15]

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events…

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Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on December 8, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Merry On

December is like getting ready for a vacation. There are so many things to do before you leave for your destination … that the stressors can be high.

That’s how I sometimes feel in the weeks before Christmas. I want to find the perfect gifts for family and friends, mail all of my cards on time, attend holiday gatherings, bake cookies, trim the tree and so many more holiday activities. The time is so short and the list is sooo long.

It can create a…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 7, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Transformative Theory Makes People Like Me

The transformative theory of conflict informs not only my mediation but the way I interact with everyone.  You can read the article here.

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on December 4, 2015 at 8:59pm — No Comments

When Is Human Resources the Only Option?

Many of you probably know by now I’m a HUGE fan of working things out between individuals before getting a third party involved. But, when it comes to conflict in the workplace, when is it time to get Human Resources involved?

I’d love to provide you with a short-and-sweet answer. But, in truth, the answer is personal and subjective–and, it’s different in every case. Still, I’ve come up with a few ways to know it’s time to turn to your workplace HR department when you’re in…

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Added by The Olive Branch Blog on December 3, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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