5 Tips For Using Silence As A Tool
Here is today's mobile mediation and negotiation tips. What do I mean by 'mobile'? I am thinking of this and typing it while on the train so enjoy!
originally posted at Enjoy Mediation
1- It puts the pressure on the other party (meaning it's not on you). By feeling the need to say something in order to break the silence will possibly get them to move away from… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 26, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation
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Activists Seek to End Street Violence
Ministers and community activists gathered Sunday at a spot a few steps away from where three teenagers were gunned down Friday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood.
"Violence is definitely a sickness. It's a disease, and we need to start treating it like a… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 25, 2009 at 10:25am —
Originally posted on 02.24.09 at Enjoy Mediation
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Owners No Jackasses, Keeps Jackass Website
For those who remember, I posted about dispute resolution and the internet a few weeks back. I found this charm of a story and had to post it here:
The World Intellectual Property Organization has the thankless job of overseeing… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 24, 2009 at 11:30am —
Originally Posted on 3.23.09 at Enjoy Mediation
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Unrest in Caribbean Has Roots in Slavery Past
I read about this about a week ago and it stuck in my mind. So, when I saw it again on the homepage of Yahoo! News, I decided to write about it. An additional factor driving me to write about this is that as mediators and negotiators, we are always promoting 'expanding… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 23, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Originally posted on 02.22.09 at Enjoy Mediation
Blogging on the Go!
Yes, technology has made another advancement here at the Enjoy Mediation Blog. I am now able to post updates from my mobile phone.
If you are asking why, and who cares, so am I!
Now that we have that out of the way, think about all the great news that I can now post instantaneously...no I… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 22, 2009 at 10:22pm —
Hillary Clinton: Currency Before Compassion?
Human Rights Second, Money First?
Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation
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Is this the same direction that we thought the Obama Administration was going to head in? What happened to Conflict Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation as well as Negotiation? For… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 21, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation
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The NYU 'Siege" is Now Over
The student takeover of the Kimmel Student Center Cafeteria has ended with:
1) no demands met
2) no negotiations
3) an injured security guard
4) 1 arrest for disorderly conduct
5) multiple suspensions… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 20, 2009 at 6:51pm —
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NYU Under Siege!
Well, the Kimmel Cafeteria is at least. This is still a developing story, so I will post more on it tomorrow. If you are interested, there is a blog posting updates every few minutes [here]
NY Times first broke the story [here]
AP) Dozens of students have barricaded themselves inside of New… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 19, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Originally Posted on 02.17.09 at Enjoy Mediation
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Huffington Post: Give Home Foreclosures the Same Treatment As Wall Street Bankers
Arianna Huffington says that not enough attention is given to the people currently in foreclosure. She also thinks Obama's plan should include mandatory mediation.
"His plan should also include mandatory mediation between… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 17, 2009 at 7:52am —
News for 02.16.08, originally posted at Enjoy Mediation
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Fair Playing field?
The Nobles County Deputies Union and the County Officials have agreed to mediation to try and solve the issue of their contract. They have been working out of contract for 18+ months.
the question of a level playing field is raised when I read this, "And during each negotiation meeting, Clarke… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 16, 2009 at 8:30am —
Posted originally on 02.15.09 at Enjoy Mediation
This is a fantastic opportunity:
The Rotary Club of Comox has applications for Rotary World Peace Fellowships for the 2010–2011 scholastic year.
The fellowships are for study at one of the seven Rotary Centres for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution to obtain a… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 15, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Originally Posted on 02.13.09 at Enjoy Mediation
Go Ahead, Be Stupid!
Yes, the title is a bit gimmicky but what I am trying to say is 'playing dumb' works in mediation and negotiation. It does not matter if you are the mediator, a negotiator or one of the parties involved.
What am I talking about?
Playing dumb means… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 13, 2009 at 9:50am —
Originally posted on 02.12.09 at Enjoy Mediation
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New Mediation Program In the Twin Cities
This article [here] talks about a new court of Appeals mediation program in the Twin Cities. Worth the fews minutes to read.
What I would like to point out is the issue of paid… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 12, 2009 at 10:59am —
Posted Originally on February 11th, 2009 at Enjoy Mediation
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San Fran Ripe For Mediation
Patrick Goggin wrote a really good piece about how the budget situation in San Fransisco could benefit from mediation. "Marc", a reader who posted a comment, then wrote an interesting assessment of how mediation would be a a… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 11, 2009 at 8:30am —
Originally Posted at Enjoy Mediation
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The ABA Section on Dispute Resolution's 11th Annual Spring Conference (wow that's a mouthful) is this April, did you know?
Well, you do now and I highly recommend it. It happens to be in New York City, from April 15th - 18th at the Sheraton Hotel and… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 10, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Posted originally on 02.09.09 at Enjoy Mediation
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Mediators Prepare New Darfur Peace Push
Mediators attempting to broker an end to the six-year war in Darfur met in the Qatari capital on Monday ahead of the first peace talks between the Sudanese government and the rebel Justice and Equality Movement since… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 9, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Originally published 2.7.09 at Enjoy Mediation
Weekend Mediation & ADR News
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Some really good news, take a few minutes to have a read!
Police and City Mediation
Mediation With 32 Groups!
LAPD and Mediation
UN Mediators Need to Be Reviewed... and… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 7, 2009 at 5:25pm —
Sharpen Those Tools
Originally posted 02.04.09 at Enjoy Mediation
We all, or most of us, know that the three tips to being successful in negotiation is prepare, prepare, prepare. Right?
The same applies to mediators. Sure, we don't make the agreement, give opinions, or make… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 4, 2009 at 3:27pm —
from 02.02.09- The Enjoy Mediation Blog
Hey It's Not Just The Dalai Lama!
The Dalai Lama is well known for his persistant, nonviolent approach to the situation in Tibet with Chinese Government, but how many heard of Aung San Suu Kyi? She has been under house arrest in Myanmar for years… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 3, 2009 at 8:22am —
from 02.01.09- The Enjoy Mediation Blog
UN Charter Changes To Include Improved Conflict Resolution?
The Lagos State Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has called for a review of the United Nations Charter in order to seek for more humane ways to resolve conflicts around the world.
Fashola made the call on Thursday… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on February 3, 2009 at 8:00am —