Some great information – including a breakdown of the dollars and sense of divorce – in this week’s top reads:

| March 16th

How much is divorce? The dollars and sense http://vsb.li/PYLS5O How does mediation add value for lawyers? http://bit.ly/xzzUyK How do you work with someone who is unwilling to work with you? http://bit.ly/ufvMsK Financial Separation: 9 Tips. Read this if going through divorce. Great blog! http://bit.ly/yBW07q Hear me on Internet radio April 18th http://bit.ly/wC1DzJ

Have you heard about MESOs? Find out how this strategy can help break a negotiation impasse in one of my favorite articles this week:

| March 9th

A creative approach to breaking impasse http://bit.ly/x7aeBK What do conflict resolution and management have in common http://bit.ly/xAiOB3 How to avoid confrontation … and still succeed http://bit.ly/xTaWcP Danielle Levy joins Grossman Law & Conflict Management http://bit.ly/w8V3m5

Wishful thinking doesn’t make for better employees. Learn more in my top reads of the week.

| March 2nd

How to manage anxiety during divorce custody evaluations http://bit.ly/zfn0IO Divorce matters don’t belong in court bit.ly/yay6MQ Conflict and the loss of identity bit.ly/xThRkW “Wishful thinking” approach to giving constructive criticism http://bit.ly/vh2flD When divorce and workplace meet http://huff.to/yG0SMz

Have you heard of helicopter parents? Find out how they’re impacting your workplace, along with other interesting news, in my top reads for the week:

| February 17th

Walk a mile in my shoes: Using robotic technology to understand work behavior http://ht.ly/8V2Su STAR students offer mediation to peers http://bit.ly/ymTemR How to have tough conversations at work http://bit.ly/xCJvG8 Helicopter parents in the workplace. More proof you’re hiring the whole family. http://n.pr/xKyCCM

Fighting (fair) can be good for you! Find out how in my top reads of the week:

| January 20th

Conflict management is the trend. Trials are declining and courts are losing resources. http://bit.ly/yxMzji Want Peace in Personal Conflict? Improve Your Attitude! http://insanelyserene.com/?p=1887 Check out this short article: Why is “fighting” good for healthy relationships?  http://bit.ly/z1jOJ0 Nice piece about working with emotion during divorce. Http://huff.to/x9Q2LW

My top reads – and video – for the week:

| December 16th

My top pics this week include tips to get through the holidays during divorce, and one unique idea for conflict resolution: Divorce during the holidays makes for a trying time: http://bit.ly/vq3Gwn Student helps solve classmates’ conflict using mediation: http://bit.ly/vCJg6N What it’s like to be a collaborative lawyer and mediator: http://bit.ly/hG11zr And last but not least, one […]

My Recommended Reads for the Week

| December 9th

On Friday, I like to share some of the best articles and blogs I have read throughout the week. Here are my top picks for this week: Why mediated divorce makes sense in today’s uncertain financial times: http://huff.to/tmtTx5 Five tips for a successful mediation: http://bit.ly/sHcAQG Seven tips for getting through that dreaded conversation you’ve been […]

Physical Contact Can Communicate More Emotion

| October 4th

Researchers have begun to learn that physical contact can communicate even more emotion than nonverbal contact.  We’ve long known the benefits and detriments of nonverbal signals that communicate our emotions. Now we are learning that physical contact can almost immediately change how people think and behave.  Studies have shown:  Students who receive a supportive touch […]

Business Divorce Helped by Mediation

| January 27th

An excellent article on how a mediator can help a business through its break-up (divorce). http://www.mediate.com/articles/lutringerR1.cfm?nl=245#

Managing Workplace Conflict is a Benefit

| January 19th

An interesting discussion on how conflict can benefit a workplace. http://training-time.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-workplace-conflict-can-be-positive.html