Today Online Guide to Mediation celebrates its first full year of blogging (and they said it wouldn’t last).
First, some acknowledgements. Then a look at some favorite posts—mine and yours.
Anniversaries are often a time for retrospection. In thinking back over the past 12 months of blogging, what comes to mind are those to whom a debt of gratitude is owed. First and foremost, my readers–thanks so very much for everything. Secondly, and just as important, people who offered encouragement, sage advice, friendship, or a helping hand along the way (and the occasional and well-timed kick in the pants). In more-or-less alphabetical order, my deepest appreciation to
Dina Beach Lynch
The gang at National Arbitration Forum Blog
The nice folks at Woodbury College
To celebrate this milestone, here’s two groups of posts—one is my own list of favorites, selected from each of the 12 months I’ve been publishing the Online Guide–and the second, “Readers’ Choice”, is a compilation of posts most frequently visited or which generated the most e-mail from readers, one from each month as well.
My favorite posts
MEDIATION IS NOT “MEDITATION” WITH A TYPO
MEDIATION IN THE MEDIA: The Three Little Pigs go to mediation in this animated short from the Department of Veterans Affairs
WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG: There’s a place for both attorneys and mediators in dealing with divorce
WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND: Why relationships matter in business
ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXAMINES CONFLICTS IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
BREAKING BREAD: Could sharing food foster cooperation between parties in mediation?
THE VANISHING TRIAL AND OTHER MYSTERIES
MORE THAN WE BARGAINED FOR: Does gender matter in negotiation?
FUTURE PERFECT: New documentary explores future peace through interviews with Israelis and Palestinians
SEEING OURSELVES: Conflict and negotiation in popular culture
HIGH SPIRITS: Legal issues can arise on sale of haunted or psychologically impacted houses
TEST OF CHARACTER: Using instruments to probe conflict styles and moral intuition
GEOGRAPHY HAS MADE US NEIGHBORS: The importance of geographic literacy in the 21st century
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
TALK AROUND THE WATER COOLER: Jobvent.com provides forum for workplace issues
READY FOR PRIME TIME: Mediation comes to reality television
COOPERATION OR COMPETITION: The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Game Theory
CULTURAL INFLUENCES IN NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
UNCHARTED TERRITORY: Mapping out the world of alternative dispute resolution blogs
BECOMING A MEDIATOR: What you should know before you change careers
PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF: Apologies found to reduce medical malpractice litigation
EASY LISTENING: Negotiating Tip of the Week features negotiation tactics and techniques in a weekly podcast
ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE: Studies reveal human propensity for reframing to see good in outcomes
THE FUTURE IS NOW: A strategic approach to the future of dispute resolution and law
NO MONKEYING AROUND: Evolutionary tendency in primates to prefer loss avoidance over maximizing gain
Okay, now who wants cake?