Interfering Influencers—What to Do About Them?

Interfering Influencers—What to Do About Them?

By Catherine Conner and Katherine Miller The influencing factors in a conflict are never limited to the parties in the room. None of us live in a vacuum and outside influencers such as family, friends, other professionals, and the internet, can impact how parties work...
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

By Gary Friedman and Amanda Ripley Want some truth? The two of us, we lie. We bet that you do, too. While lying is not one of humanity’s more virtuous characteristics, it is part of what makes us human. As journalists and mediators, we are faced with special...
Power: Understanding or Coercion?

Power: Understanding or Coercion?

By Gary Friedman Whether we are a mediator, lawyer, or parties, power is woven into the dynamics of conflict, and coercion is the most common form of power. Coercion hardly brings an end to the biggest problems fueling conflict; however, there is an alternative that...