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How to Create Value With a Positive No

July 20, 2018

Learning to deliver a positive no in an interest-based, intentional way is an essential skill for any successful negotiator.

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7 Reasons to Look Forward to Your Parent Education Program

July 13, 2018

Court-approved parent education programs can help guide you onto a path of effective co-parenting with your ex-spouse and provide several resources relating to co-parenting apart and how to support your children during after divorce. Here are 7 reasons why you should look forward to your Parent Education Program.

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What Lord Caradon and Resolution 242 Can Teach Us About Negotiating

July 5, 2018

In an international case study, Hugh Mackintosh Foot (who later was known as Lord Caradon) teaches us the importance of building trust and reframing positions to interests when negotiating.

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2026 World Cup Bids: The Power of Coalition Building

June 28, 2018

The North American Federation's World Cup bid for 2026 offers valuable insights on how to create value through coalition building, even when it's not immediately apparent how the interests of each party will be met.

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Five Books Every Mediator Should Read

June 7, 2018

Whether you are new to mediation, been in the field for decades, or just want to know how to navigate difficult conversations more effectively, these are the books everyone has something to gain from reading.

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Putting the Kids First When Divorcing

April 27, 2018

Mediators want to parent reach an amicable agreement. Most parents would agree that the well-being of the kids comes first. This starts with a fair parenting plan where both parents (and the children) are happy with the parenting schedule.

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9 Ways to Prepare for Divorce Mediation

April 10, 2018

For the past few months I have had the opportunity to participate in several divorce mediations at MWI. In these mediations I have seen many positive interactions in which couples, despite their challenges, exhibit a level of mutual respect and amicability toward each other. I have compiled the following 9 tips for minimizing challenges and increasing productivity and communication in the mediation room. These tips are intended for individuals considering mediation for their divorce or separation, to better prepare for and participate in their mediation.

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Negotiating Effective Remote Work Flexibility

March 26, 2018

As a manager or team leader, there can be a lot to gain by allowing employees a certain level of remote work flexibility, and negotiating that flexibility is a chance to create more value for everyone.

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Negotiation Lessons from United Airline’s Bonus Lottery Plan

March 8, 2018

United Airlines announced their new core4 Score Rewards program on Friday. By Monday, they put the program on pause. What went wrong?

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What are Objective Standards?

March 2, 2018

Understanding and utilizing objective standards helps us to define what is fair and can result in more equitable, agreeable solutions.

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