Entries by Kevin Brown

Bearing Witness by Susan Coleman

I just came back from my biannual trip delivering a seminar in international negotiations to NASA (the U.S. space agency) and their international space partners. The two basic strategies in negotiation are competitive and collaborative and, for the most part in this workshop, I recommend the latter. Where people need to build strong relationships (like they do on joint […]

Family Mediation UK Is In A Mess

Family Mediation UK Is In A Mess Posted on November 21, 2014 by Alan Sharland Please note, in this article I often use the term ‘family mediation uk’ rather than just ‘family mediation’ to emphasise I am only aware of and talking about its practice in the UK rather than elsewhere.   As a mediator […]

Kintsugi and the art of mending relationship conflict

Kintsugi and the art of mending relationship conflict Conflict in personal, professional and business relationships leaves permanent cracks and breaks behind. What if, instead of trying to ignore or hide the damage, we revered it, understanding that “better than new” is more valuable than “good as new”? LISTEN TO THIS POSTAUDIO PLAYER 00:00 00:00 USE […]

FLIP IT! – 2 Simple Words to Change Your life

FLIP IT!  – 2 Simple Words to Change Your life Sometimes the simplest of concepts can be the most profound. We study complex organizational development theories, we read endless personal development books seeking nuggets of enlightenment and we take courses and go on retreats in our continual search for ways to make our lives and […]

Mediation Dos and Don’ts

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Dave Wakely Mediation Dos and Don’ts Going into a mediation can be stressful. That stress is amplified if you are unrepresented. This infographic provides a mediation cheat sheet full of mediation dos and don’ts. If you follow this advice you have a much better chance of getting to a […]

11 Habits of Mentally Strong People

11 Habits of Mentally Strong People Published on February 20, 2017 Dr. Travis Bradberry Coauthor EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2.0 & President at TalentSmart We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you […]

How Can Mandatory Mediation Be Voluntary?

How Can Mandatory Mediation Be Voluntary? Posted on February 15, 2017 by Dave Wakely Voluntary or Voluntold? Most Mediators, including me, think that one of the most foundational parts of mediation is its voluntariness. But we live in a world with mandatory mediation, so what gives? How can mediators define mediation by its voluntariness but […]

When Conflict Resolvers Collide – How Do We Respond?

When Conflict Resolvers Collide – How Do We Respond? by Dan Berstein February 2017   The NYC-DR Listserv and the 2016 Election Shortly after the September 11th attacks, Dr. Maria Volpe of John Jay College created a listserv to connect dispute resolution stakeholders in New York City and beyond.  The NYC-DR online community has thousands of members […]

Interpreting body language, tone of voice, – Why it inhibits effective communication

Interpreting body language, tone of voice, the colours someone is wearing – and believing it!…. Why it inhibits effective communication (Or why, when we consider ‘interpreting body language’ to be a science, it creates assumptions and generalisations that lead to disconnection between us.) I was in a conversation the other day and noticed – some […]