October 2013 Blog Posts (35)

"Settle Down"

It often seems that phrases like, “settle down”, “just calm yourself”, “you don’t need to get upset”, etc. lead to increased defensiveness and other negative reactions, rather than less, as the speaker likely hoped. Hushing hand gestures result in the same sort of negative response. That is, comments or gestures of this nature are usually experienced as dismissive and undermining. Those on the receiving end generally resent that their views and feelings are being quieted, put down, or…


Added by Cinnie Noble on October 31, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Co-Workers from Hell: Lessons from Conflict Coaching Experts

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Whether you are at the water cooler, in the hallway or stuck in a never- ending meeting, we all have to deal with co-workers from hell. Join Pattie Porter and Stephen Kotev to learn lessons from conflict coaching experts on how to…


Added by Patricia M Porter on October 29, 2013 at 11:12pm — No Comments

“The Texas Conflict Coach® Radio Blog Program” November Series

The Texas Conflict Coach is pleased to join CyberWeek 2013 for its 3rd annual program.  CyberWeek is November 4-8, 2013.  This special LIVE episode is on November 7th at 10 am PST/12 noon CDT/1:00 pm EDT.


November 7thSupporting Conflict Resolution Skills in Social Media and Online Forums

                                Guest:  Leah Wing and Tom Murray




Added by Patricia M Porter on October 28, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What's Happening [10.29.13] CyberWeek Special

Make sure to register for Cyberweek as it starts next Monday. Register [HERE], get more information [HERE] and check out the schedule…


Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on October 28, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Cyberweek 2013 - Online Dispute Resolution Conference Schedule

Added by Noam Ebner on October 28, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

A Transformative Interpretation of a Fight between Friends

In my latest blog post, available here, I revisit my previous post, in which I told about a fight I had with a friend. In this post I discuss how the transformative theory of conflict provides helpful insight into what happened. 

Added by ISCT by Dan Simon on October 27, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Burnt By Conflict: The Cost Of Tunnel Vision

Exploration of the strategic lessons for the Paula Deen debacle.



Added by mchallamlaw on October 25, 2013 at 11:03am — No Comments

Prezi Presentation: 10 Mistakes of Hostage & Crisis Negotiators

I recently gave a presentation at Columbia University Conference on 10 Mistakes Law Enforcement Hostage and Crisis Negotiators Have Made & How You Can Avoid Them.

Grounded in research, the presentation also offers methods these negotiators…


Added by Jeff Thompson on October 25, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Post-Conflict Guilt

After a conflict, some of us experience a sense of guilt. We may realize we contributed to the discord by saying or doing something that we know offended the other person. We may have been insulting. We may have not told the truth. We may have retaliated, gossiped, or acted in our self-interest – to the other person’s detriment. These and other actions may haunt us after the conflict and lead to continuing self-blame.

According to …


Added by Cinnie Noble on October 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Blinder than a Bat - What Organizations and Leaders Need to Do to Remove Their Conflict Blind Spots

Lee Jay Berman

As part of our Workplace Conflict series, Lee Jay Berman with the American Institute of Mediation (AIM) will share his experience and expertise as an executive coach working with organizations and senior leadership in managing conflict in a proactive way. Typically, organizations and leaders have blind spots when it comes to understanding, recognizing and managing…


Added by Patricia M Porter on October 23, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

Eleven Days in Libya: The Peacebuilding Roller Coaster

(Photo: Tripoli, Libya)

Colette Rausch, Director Rule of Law Center, United States Institute of Peace

October 12, 2013


Having lived and worked in multiple war-affected countries, I have grown used to…


Added by Colette Rausch on October 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

What's Happening [10.22.13]

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


Added by ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR on October 21, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

Do you remember the expression “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”? If so, you may also recall, as I do, that it was (and may still be) a stock response to verbal bullying in grade school playgrounds. The meaning is evident and is simply described by one resource as follows: “A response to an insult, implying that ‘You might be able to hurt me by physical…


Added by Cinnie Noble on October 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Isn't Mediation Just For Lawyers?


Added by mchallamlaw on October 17, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Tips For Tough Negotiations By Former Ambassador Richardson

Originally posted at the Crisis Negotiator Blog

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson has quite the reputation for brokering deals with thugs. Here's how he does it.…


Added by Jeff Thompson on October 16, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

Would appreciate feedback/comments on my latest blog post. Thanks.

Would appreciate feedback/comments on my latest blog post.



Added by mchallamlaw on October 16, 2013 at 7:39am — No Comments

Trust 101 – How You Can Build Trust and Overcome Distrust

John Settle StephenKotev2

Trust is a key element of our personal and professional relationships. Without it progress grinds to a halt and disagreements become rampant amongst friends, coworkers, and leadership. No matter if you are the newest hire or the CEO; you need to understand what trust is and how it…


Added by Patricia M Porter on October 15, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Online Mediation -- Press Delete?

As you might be aware, there is a LinkedIn Group dedicated to Online Dispute Resolution, featuring announcements of conferences on online mediation and blogs on new products that will revolutionize technology assisted dispute resolution. This group is just the latest example of a renewed interest in online or e-mediation as a means to resolve disputes.  I say renewed because 10 years ago there were many websites offering such services (websites which are either no longer in existence or now…


Added by Bruce Friedman on October 14, 2013 at 10:42pm — No Comments

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