Steven G. Mehta's Blog (16)

Self Control, Radishes, and Change

Previously Published on Mediation Matters



By Steven G. Mehta



Why is it that at the end of the day, it is easier for you to snap at your spouse than the beginning? Why do telemarketers advertise late at night, when you are tired? Why is it hard to get out of the rut and change your routine? The answer is that you… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on June 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Looking in the Mirror

Previously Posted on Mediation Matters






By Steven G. Mehta



One of the most common things that people say when trying to understand how an action might affect another person is to say, “put yourself in the other person's shoes.” Recent research, however,… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on June 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mediators Drafting Settlement Documents

Previously Posted on Mediation Matters




By Steven G. Mehta



There is considerable debate amongst the mediation community as to whether a mediator can draft documents for the parties. Some mediators say that doing so leads to them practicing… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on June 1, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Are You Angry or is it Just a Tactic?

Previously Published on Mediation Matters

By Steven G. Mehta



Many weeks during mediation, it appears that not a day will go by without having some overt demonstration of anger being shown by one of the participants during the mediation. The question, however, is whether the anger has an effect on the negotiations. Anecdotally, it cannot… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on May 27, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don't Touch, Especially the Women

Previously Published on Mediation Matters


By Steven G. Mehta



There have been several studies over the years that show that slight physical contact between two people interacting is good for the connectivity of the person. However, I just saw an article that reflects that touching might increase risk taking.… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on May 25, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Wash Your Hands Clean of the Matter OR Decision

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By Steven G. Mehta



It always fascinates me how the small things can make subtle differences in the way we make decisions. I always think about these issues and how negotiators will make decisions. One metaphor I recently thought about was the one of washing… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on May 19, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Argument Clinic

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Just for fun, I thought you might like the argument clinic. Here it… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on May 12, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

New Window On Mediation Offices Without Windows

Originally posted on Mediation Matters
By Steven G. Mehta



I have for a long time been thinking about how to create a window in a windowless environment. Perhaps I have seen too many science fiction movies where you can change the scene at will. I even joked with my friend and told her that I could live by the beach with a…
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Added by Steven G. Mehta on May 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How to Not Choke in the Mediation on Game Day

Originally Posted on Mediation Matters
By Steven G. Mehta



I have started to read some material written by Jonah Lehrer, a contributing editor at Wired and author of…
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Added by Steven G. Mehta on May 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New Case on Mediation Confidentiality

Originally Posted in Mediation Matters

By Steven G. Mehta



There has been a new case in California regarding mediation confidentiality. The gist of the case is to create an exception to confidentiality for communications between an attorney and her client -- especially for purposes of malpractice claims.



Here is… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on April 30, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Let a Global Audience Decide Your Dispute

Originally Posted in Mediation Matters

By Steven G. Mehta



The legal and ADR might just have a new tool to use in their conflict resolution toolbox. I recently wrote an article about this in the Daily Journal. I thought you might like to see the content of the article...



Los Angeles Daily Journal, Friday… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on April 27, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Mindfulness in Mediation Matters a Must

Originally Posted In Mediation Matters

By Steven G. Mehta



For some time now, I have tried to practice the concept of being mindful or meditation before starting a mediation. I started thinking about meditation and mediation about two years ago as a result of hearing how some people viewed it as the reason for their… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on April 25, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

pack

Originally Posted on Mediation Matters



By Steven G. Mehta



Going to vacation for me is always a fascinating experience. The week before the vacation you go crazy to try and get ready for vacation, and the week that you return is crazy trying to catch up. But that week or two that you are gone is blissful. And you… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on April 21, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Embryo Custody Mediation

Previously Posted on Mediation Matters



By Steven G. Mehta



What will a mother in Missouri, a parent in California, and a mediator in San Francisco do with the case of embryonic mediation? A news story out of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on the story of a couple in California that contractually gave embryos to… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on April 18, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

May I now introduce John and Jane Doe and Other Sexist References We Still Make

Originally Posted on Mediation Matters.



By Steven G. Mehta



Since March is National Women's History Month, I thought it would be interesting to add a small contribution to the information regarding gender differences. Vickie Pynchon has been dedicating this month in her… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on April 18, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

What to Charge? The How and Why.





By Steven G. Mehta



As you may know, I conducted a seminar on a 112 ways to succeed in your mediation practice recently and promised the participants that I would slowly place my… Continue

Added by Steven G. Mehta on April 15, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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