Entries by Kevin Brown

What are the characteristics of a mentally strong person?

What are the characteristics of a mentally strong person? Gianni Cara, Founder of SmartLab & VP of Growth at Fubles Updated Aug 31, 2016 · Featured on HuffPost and Inc 1. Mentally strong people take action. As Yoda says “Do or do not”. Hell is full of good intentions. They don’t just say something for […]

New Years Resolutions

CONFLICT RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018! Posted on December 26, 2017 by Cinnie Noble Oh my goodness, another year has passed and I would like to wish you all the very best for 2018. May it be a peaceful, loving and joyful one for you and yours! Here are some conflict resolutions for 2018. I have repeated […]

Character Traits Of Working Dogs And Conflict Mediators: ‘Systematic Intuition’ And Tenacity

Character Traits Of Working Dogs And Conflict Mediators: ‘Systematic Intuition’ And Tenacity by Robert Benjamin Conflict mediators are a strange breed. The best ones, not unlike police or firefighters, are drawn to manage difficult situations and heated controversies that most other people would just as soon avoid. It’s not entirely natural—running into a burning building […]

Transformative Teaching and Training – and Mediation

Transformative Teaching and Training – and Mediation Greg Bond (Bond & Bond Mediation / University of Wildau )/April 24, 2017 I have given a little thought as to whether my work as a mediator fits into one of the well-known “styles.” I do not see myself as an evaluative or directive mediator, but I do […]

Embracing conflict in workplace

Embracing conflict in workplace Masum Billah Conflict means disagreement that is rampant in our familial, social, professional and citizen life. Conflict exists in any situation where facts, desires or fears pull or push colleagues against each other or in divergent directions. Every workplace is plagued with manipulative people who use emotion to create conflict in […]

De-escalate anger with this straightforward invitation

De-escalate anger with this straightforward invitation When someone is emotionally swamped by anger, it can be helpful to redirect them temporarily away from their feelings and engage their cognitive capacities. The following invitation helps de-escalate anger particularly well and deserves a permanent home in your conflict resolution toolbox. Anger is a signal, not a defect. […]

Should Mediation Be Free?

Should Mediation Be Free?  by Sabine Walsh April 2017 Kluwer Mediation Blog It’s a no brainer, right? Of course mediation should be free, then many more people would use it, it would solve the problem of court waiting lists and huge legal aid bills right? Shouldn’t it? Or should it. What does free really mean? […]

ICC Mediation Competition 2017: in conversation with the finalists

ICC Mediation Competition 2017: in conversation with the finalists Bill Marsh (Editor) (Bill Marsh Mediator) and Anna Howard (Associate Editor) (Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London)/April 9, 2017 / I (Bill) remember doing my first commercial mediation. I was 29, and in the presence of the four parties and their advisers […]

Is Mediation A Business?

Is Mediation A Business? Stephen Walker (Goodman Walker)/April 11, 2017 /3 Comments In the first of a series of blogs on the business of mediation, Stephen Walker, author of Setting Up In Business As A Mediator (Bloomsbury Dec 2015), discusses whether mediation is a business at all. Is Mediation A Business? The short answer is yes, […]