Mediation is a topic with profound implications. Therefore, it is imperative to understand how it works and how it can benefit a person’s life. Two loved ones quarreling can be complicated, but even something as simple as two coworkers arguing can be challenging to deal with every day. Hence, learning how to use mediation in a person’s life can profoundly affect their everyday life. As a result, one can search for the top ten best mediation books of all time, organized here in October 2020, for your reference.
On Friday, September 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87 (1933-2020). I was still working (remotely) when I heard the news. The group texts began to slowly roll in....
Most people want to get what they desire, which is where negotiating can come into play. There are countless books about negotiation out there, but which one is the best option? Learning to bargain...
This fall I attended one of the outdoor concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a spectacular affair—beginning with the wonderful sounds of classical music and ending with a fantastic light show. The concert featured a local university marching band as well as a guest appearance from a world renowned cellist.
Two key points:
First, to be successful, a boxer must first become desensitized to the
effects of inflicting injury on others. Secondly, the boxer must accept
personal risk with every fight.
As a litigation attorney and a writer, the boxing world is full of
parallels to my profession. Many key psychological aspects of boxing are
very similar to that of litigation.
I was fortunate enough to attend a Horse Race in Hong Kong. I heard
about the race from a friend I met while travelling who just so happened
to be a horse jockey in the United States. We were both eager to see
what proved to be an exhilarating cultural experience.
the world of mediation over the past few months, I’ve noticed an
interesting shift by United Nations officials. It seems Ban Ki-moon is
on what some might call a “Mediation Kick.”
in the Galapagos, I had the amazing opportunity to visit various
islands—each unique with their own set of flora and fauna. I am still
amazed to this day of one theme common to all the islands. As our tour
guide explained it, the animals somehow evolved without any natural
predators. I’m sure there is an actual scientific evolutionary
explanation but the details are lost on me. Without predators, the
animals don’t engage in conflict.
As individuals, we learn things in four stages: (1) unconscious incompetence, (2) conscious incompetence, (3) conscious competence, and (4) unconscious competence … Many argue that the unconscious competent is not the ultimate level … Robert W. Pike actually created an additional fifth level entitled “conscious unconscious competence.”
When trying to prevent conflict or deescalate conflict, it is often
helpful to consider how language barriers—in this case between men and
women—helped fuel the original conflict. Only by understanding how men
and women communicate differently can channels of communication be
opened. Here are four points that are helpful when dealing with parties