Eye on Conflict is the latest addition to ADRblogs.com, the world catalog of blogs about dispute resolution, negotiation, and collaborative approaches to problem solving.
Published by L.A.-based commercial mediator and “Talk It Over Radio” host Lee Jay Berman, Eye on Conflict explores ADR and negotiation, using today’s headlines as a rich source of inspiration, from the recent tragedy at Sea World to the Pink Floyd/IMI dispute. Berman’s most recent post (as of today) pays touching tribute to mediation pioneer Richard Millen who recently passed away.
I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Lee Jay Berman and Eye on Conflict to the ADR blogosphere.
At ADRblogs.com, I have monitored blogs from around the globe that discuss alternative dispute resolution in its many manifestations.
Started three years ago, today the World Directory of ADR Blogs tracks over 220 blogs from 30 countries, bringing together the world of blogs covering mediation, arbitration, negotiation, conflict resolution, and people-focused innovations in justice and law. It’s been exhilarating to work on it, since it has helped me connect with people plane rides and time zones away who share a commit to resolve disputes through constructive and non-adversarial ways.
However, other projects beckon, and I no longer have the time to devote that an undertaking like this deserves. Consequently, I have decided to put the site up for sale.
If you’re interested in continuing my work, please get in touch for further details.
The World Directory of ADR Blogs, at ADRblogs.com, turned three on June 5. ADRblogs.com grew out of a project I began in 2005 to track and catalog dispute resolution blogs world-wide. Today it tracks over 200 blogs from 30 countries around the globe.
Recent additions to ADRblogs.com include
- The Divorce Collaborative, covering divorce and family mediation and collaborative law with a Massachusetts perspective, by Stephen McDonough and Laurie Martucci
- MediAsian, which explores mediation and dispute resolution in Asia, especially, but not exclusively, South East Asia, published by Ian Macduff, a relocated New Zealander – born in Malaysia, now living and working in Singapore.
- Kluwer Arbitration Blog, discussing news and issues in international commercial arbitration.
No passport is needed to explore the world of dispute resolution and negotiation blogging. Just go visit ADRblogs.com. Submissions, of course, are always welcome.
Incidentally, ADRblogs.com is itself a blog, so to stay on top of new blogs as they join the conversation about all things related to conflict resolution, ADR, negotiation, restorative justice, and people-centered innovations in law and justice, subscribe to its RSS feed or sign up for notifications by email when new sites are added.
Shortly after I began blogging in January 2005, I became interested in inventorying and tracking the slowly increasing number of blogs devoted to ADR. In 2006 I created and launched ADRblogs.com, a site that catalogs blogs that discuss ADR, negotiation, consensus building, negotiation, conflict resolution, and human-centered innovations in law and justice. And a year ago I turned ADRblogs.com into a blog itself, enabling visitors to subscribe to either the RSS feed or email list to get alerts about the latest additions to the ADR blogosphere.
Today marks a major milestone. I just added the 200th ADR blog to the ADRblogs.com catalog – California-based attorney and mediator Steve Mehta’s Mediation Matters got the honors. Other recent additions include:
- The eponymous blog of Daniel Rainey, the Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services for the National Mediation Board (NMB), an independent U.S. Government agency responsible for labor-management dispute resolution in the airline and railroad industries. Rainey is a long-time proponent of online dispute resolution (ODR).
- Takeaways, discussing mediation-related topics. Each entry tells a story and offers a “takeaway” – an idea to chew on.
- Maryland Mediation Blog, about mediation as an alternative to litigation for divorce and family issues.
Of course if you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in ADRblogs.com, please let me know. Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch.
ADRblogs.com also got a new look – a nice, clean WordPress theme known as Thesis. Please stop by and check it out.
Since 2006 I’ve been cataloging blogs around the world that discuss ADR, negotiation, consensus building, and conflict resolution, at the site I created to track them, World Directory of ADR Blogs @ ADRblogs.com.
With the addition of Hantera Konflikter – a blog covering conflict resolution with a special focus on workplace issues – and also the first Swedish blog to be added to the catalog – ADRblogs.com lists nearly 200 blogs from 30 countries across a range of practice areas. Here is a selection of recent additions to the ADRblogs.com catalog:
- Cross Collaborate is published by John Folk-Williams, a practitioner and writer in the field of public policy collaboration, interest-based negotiation, mediation and the involvement of citizens in the decisions that affect their lives.
- Mediation Chat offers musings about community mediation practice and observations about conflict resolution techniques.
- Kluwer Arbitration Blog covers news and issues in international commercial arbitration.
- Transforming Conflict, published by family mediator Rina Goodman, offers information, tips, and insights to address difficult family issues.
- Denise Hummel’s Universal Consensus Blog focuses on consensus building and cross-cultural training in international business.
Of course if you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in ADRblogs.com, please let me know. Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch. (ADRblogs.com is just a few blogs shy of 200, so I’d welcome your help in putting ADRblogs.com over the top.)
ADRblogs.com is a blog itself, so you can subscribe to either the RSS feed or email list to get alerts about the latest additions to the dispute resolution blogosphere.
I’ve just added three great blogs to the World Directory of ADR Blogs @ ADRblogs.com, my ongoing effort to track and catalogue blogs around the globe that cover ADR, negotiation, and conflict resolution. It’s my great pleasure to welcome:
If you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in ADRblogs.com, please let me know. Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch.
Fellow mediator and blogger Geoff Sharp and I issued a challenge today to our fellow ADR bloggers: pick your best post from 2008 and submit it, then readers will choose the top three from all the submissions. This friendly competition is open to any blog listed on the World Directory of ADR Blogs at ADRblogs.com.
ADRBlogs.com is the online project I launched over two years ago to track and catalog ADR, negotiation, and conflict resolution blogs around the globe. Today it covers 176 blogs from 27 countries.
I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the most recent additions — the ones that stand out from the rest of the crowd by virtue of the quality of their writing and their embrace of blogging as a medium for connecting people and ideas. Here are my picks:
- Settlement Perspectives by attorney John DeGroote. DeGroote shares wisdom and smart advice for negotiators, lawyers and others from eight years as the Chief Litigation Counsel of a global company. Some fine examples of his craft include, “Why Mediate at All? Can’t We Just Work It Out?” and “Why We Can’t Just “Cut to the Chase”: Acceptance Time in Negotiation“.
- DIALOGIC Mediation Services by Arnold Zeman, a multi-lingual mediator and conflict coach based in Ottawa. The motto of this new arrival on the ADR blogging scene is “turning conflict into conversation“. It could also be “turning visitors into loyal subscribers”, since the quality of the writing and the diversity of ideas have turned me into a regular reader. Zeman provides a fresh view on topics relevant to the resolution of disputes, exploring issues ranging from “Genuine Apologies” to a humorous look at “Re-focusing Anger“.
- Real Divorce Mediation. One of my favorite bloggers, Nancy Hudgins, has teamed up with mediator and lawyer Debra Synovec to produce a blog designed to help couples face divorce with civility and dignity, inviting them to “open the door to a better future“. As mediator and marketing coach Tammy Lenski recently pointed out, it’s a fine example of a client-centered blog.
- Practical Dispute Resolution. Published by the Center for Legal Solutions, Inc., in Marietta, Georgia, this blog, which makes the most effective use of graphs I’ve yet seen on any ADR blog, focuses on the practical aspects of mediation and ADR and provides empirical analyses. Recent posts include “Correlation of Mediator Gender to Settlement Rate”, “What is the Best Time to Mediate a Case?“, and “Some Types of Cases May Be Better Suited to Mediation than Others“.
Do you have a blog you’d like to submit for inclusion in ADRblogs.com? Read the submission guidelines and then get in touch.
The World Directory of ADR Blogs, my ongoing project to track and catalog ADR, negotiation, and conflict resolution blogs around the globe, now covers 162 blogs from 27 countries with the recent addition of Soundscape, a Japanese ODR blog (with thanks to my friends at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution).
Other recent additions to ADRblogs.com include:
- The Divorce Coach, published by an anonymous collaborative divorce coach and mediator (U.S.)
- Transformacion de Conflictos y Construccion de Paz, a Spanish language blog created to contribute to current debates on conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and restorative justice for the Spanish-speaking population (Canada)
- The Conflict Gateway Blog, a blog about the efforts underway to launch The Conflict Gateway, a brand-new online conflict resolution resource and portal, which ambitiously describes itself as “the leading Conflict, Mediation, Transformation and ADR resource portal” and includes an online forum. (U.K.)
- Donald D. Vanarelli Blog, covering elder, estate, and collaborative law, along with mediation. (U.S.)
If you’d like me to add your blog to ADRblogs.com, please read the submission guidelines and get in touch. You can also learn how you can support this little labor of ADR love.
(Photo credit: Lynne Lancaster.)
The World Directory of ADR Blogs has just added a new entry to its catalog: Resolving Conflict in Teams, published by American conflict resolution specialist Guy Harris, who describes himself as a “recovering engineer”. Guy explains:
I completed both a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering, and I served as a Nuclear trained submarine officer in the US Navy.
As my career progressed through various leadership roles, I began to realize that my biggest problems were with people and not with equipment. So, I started to study and apply “people skills” to get better at my job. I eventually grew to love the study of leadership, communication, and conflict resolution principles. Now, I am a Conflict Resolution Specialist. I specialize in helping teams resolve conflicts so that they can get better results.
On this new blog, Guy shares his insights in posts like “Are You at War or at Peace?“, which describes how your heart affects the way you perceive others in conflict.
Welcome, Guy, to the ADR blogosphere.