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Time, Mediation, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

Time's Role In Mediation, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution



Time often plays a crucial role in mediations, negotiations, conflict coaching, and other conflict related situations.  Aside of the obvious billable rate per hour, there are various subtle yet important ways TIMEfactors into the work we do as professionals assisting those in…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on January 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Nonverbal Communication & Mediation Radio Interview

I invite everyone to listen to a recent segment I participated in on Nicole Dyer's radio show on ABC Gold Coast radio.  I discuss the importance of nonverbal communication in various settings including mediations and negotiations.  This includes how important rapport is and specific nonverbal gestures that are associated with…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on January 8, 2012 at 7:33pm — No Comments

New data allows for unique conflict research

New data allows for unique conflict research

Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? If work for peace is to bear fruit; these questions needs to be answered. Today, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) releases a new dataset which opens up new possibilities for the study of armed conflict. Using these data, useful findings relating to climate…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 18, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

MTV Mediator Show?

Yet another mediation show is coming.  This time on MTV (thanks to Pattie Porter/ @txconflictcoach):

Posted On: 12/12/2011  
Closing On: 02/12/2012

Casting Call Information

City: Any City

State: National

GOT A BEEF WITH YOUR FRIEND OR FOE? NEED VALIDATION… OR MAYBE…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 13, 2011 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Metaphors & Mediators

Have a look at my latest blog posting at PsychologyToday.com on metaphors.  I invite conflict resolution practitioners to check it out from the lens of the work you do.  If you are  guiding people through conflict and disputes, are you aware of the metaphors you use?  Are you aware of the metaphors they use?

Do your metaphors help you in trying to help a situation go from confrontational towards collaboration?

Have you noticed the metaphors used in this post?

 

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Added by Jeff Thompson on December 5, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Using Semiotics With Conflict Resolution

Below is my newest article on semiotics and nonverbal communication.  Of course the 'spin' from the mediation and the conflict resolution perspective is, in order to be effective at helping and guiding parties who are involved in conflicts and disputes, we must be cognitive of all the elements that exist.  

 

Using, for example the wheel (or circle) of conflict helps you as the…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on November 11, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Random Book Pages & Learning Opportunities

I am not sure if I am the only one who does this but whenever I get a new book, I open to a random page and start reading.  
Why? Why not? 

 

Well, one thing is by reading a random few pages is it informs me if the book is any good.  This random thin slice (a snippet or section representing the whole.  Thin Slice methodology also happens to play significant role in my PhD- read more …
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Added by Jeff Thompson on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ever Experience the "Duper's Delight"?

Have a look at my latest article on micro expressions, and the famous "Duper's Delight"- taking joy in fooling someone.  Have you experienced this during a mediation session or during negotiations?

Keep in mind, these micro expressions, or facial actions that happen in less than a second, are a form of leakage that is often missed by many.…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on October 17, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments

Have a Look!

For all my conflict resolution professionals who enjoy my posts on nonverbal communication, you can now enjoy reading all about it at www.PsychologyToday.com as I will now be writing their in my new blog titled, "Beyond… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on October 16, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Occupy Wall Street: Collaborators in Peace

As someone who has been there multiple days, I can attest to the powerful and peaceful nature of basically all the people present at Zucotti Square- the proper name of the of the "Occupy Wall Street" location.



The important note to point out to my fellow professionals is my primary job (aside of being a mediator) is as a member of the NYPD.  I am a detective in…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on October 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Many Cups of Tea in Glasgow

There is a famous book titled “Three Cups of Tea” and it tells the story of an American man and his many journeys to Pakistan to build schools for children.  The tea reference is to the custom of having tea while communicating with others.  This occurred during lively discussions, friendly and informal talks, and during negotiations for him through the book.

The book specifically refers to the American coming to the…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 24, 2011 at 5:43am — No Comments

Body Language of International Negotiations

(Originally published at www.NonverbalPhD.com & www.EnjoyMediation.com)



I came across the following article recently which explored the use of body language in a…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 20, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Glasgow 2011: Interfaith Engagement

As this is posted, I should be just about to land in Glasgow, Scotland.  I am once again fortunate enough to be part of an interfaith delegation trip sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York who’s purpose is to bring interfaith leaders from Glasgow, Barcelona, and New York City during a 3 year-3 city tour to share their ideas, best practices and explore ways…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 17, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Join Me: Sept. 19, 6-8pm



Hello Everyone!

Just a quick message for my friends in Scotland and the rest of the UK that I will be giving a talk at Strathclyde University titled:

The Science & Art of Nonverbal Communication: What Mediators Need To Know…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 16, 2011 at 7:44am — No Comments

Join Me Tonight! Blog Talk Radio 8pm est.

Listen LIVE Sept 13th at 5:00 pm PST/ 7:00 pm CST/ 8:00 pm EST atBlogTalkRadio. 

 

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 13, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

White Socks & Mediation

The following post is originally from my other blog which is covers my research as I venture towards a PhD degree at Griffith University Law School.  The topic is on nonverbal communication and mediation.  

The post below I believe has direct relevance... aside of questioning the wearing of white socks with a business suit.  …



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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 12, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 11, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Reflection & Engaging At The Speed of Twitter!

(Originally posted at www.EnjoyMediation.com)…



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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 3, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Twitter Chat For ADR Professionals

I love technology, specifically twitter. Jason Dykstra (@jasondyk) and I have been talking for about a month or so and jointly decided to put together a twitter chat specifically for professionals in the ADR field…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 14, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

You Did What With Your Hands? Hands Gestures Are Important For Mediators

From CoachingConfidence.co.uk

 

In this week’s guest post, Jeff Thompson shares his expertise and thoughts on a subject that will apply to coaches of all niches who meet clients (and potential clients) face to face.

You Did What With Your Hands?

Seriously, Hand Gestures Are Important

by …

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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 5, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

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