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Football Fairness: Lessons for ADR?

“IT’S NOT FAIR!” HOW MANY TIMES HAVE MEDIATORS AND NEGOTIATORS HEARD THAT REFRAIN? WHETHER FROM THE MOUTH OF THE NEGOTIATOR ACROSS…

Who’s Sorry Now?

THE SEASON IS UPON US. ALAS, NOT SUMMER BUT THE SEASON OF APOLOGIES. LIKE POLLEN IN THE AIR, APOLOGIES PROLIFERATE. BROUGHT TO THE FOREFRONT BY…

Talk Less, Listen More, Negotiate Better.

A RECENT WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE BROUGHT HOME TO ME AGAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING FOR SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATING.

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: How We Create Our Own Conflicts

WHY ARE MY NEGOTIATIONS WITH “DIFFICULT’ ADVERSARIES USUALLY UNPRODUCTIVE? THE ANSWER MAY LIE IN A BASIC, BUT OFTEN OVERLOOKED…

Food for Thought…And for Negotiation

ADR PROFESSIONALS AND EXPERIENCED NEGOTIATORS KNOW THAT FOOD CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN BUILDING RAPPORT, ESTABLISHING CONNECTION…

Button It Down: Writing A Settlement Agreement When You’re Bushed

WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE:  YOU HAVE SPENT A LONG DAY NEGOTIATING OR MEDIATING A SETTLEMENT TO A CONTENTIOUS LAWSUIT…

“A good deal is a state of mind.”...

– Lee IococcaAmerican businessman

“The reverse side also has a reverse side.”

– Japanese Proverb

“The heart has arguments with which the logic of mind is not acquainted.”.

– Blaise Pascal, Mathematician

“When anger comes, wisdom goes.”

Hindi Proverb

“Resolving conflict is rarely about who is right. It is about acknowledgement and appreciation of differences.”

Thomas Crum, Author

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