Monthly Archives: December 2011

Miracle on Mediation Street

Hopefully everyone has seen the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street.  I thought a quote from the movie might be interesting to consider as it relates to mediation.   Kris Kringle: Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind… and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here, maybe I [...] Continue reading

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Your Blood Pressure May Kill Your Deal

Let’s face it.  During some negotiations, you may get angry at the other sideyou’re your blood pressure may go up.  The problem with that blood pressure is that it is not only bad for your heart, but it is also bad for your ability to negotiate effectively.  According to a Clemson University researcher, your ability [...] Continue reading

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Are You a Nibbler? Pay Close Attention if you Are.

Are You a Nibbler? Now I am not referring to your eating habits.  Instead, I am wondering about your negotiation tactics.  A nibble is when at the end of the deal, you ask for a little something more.  This little something generally doesn’t have huge value in relation to the entire deal.  For example, in [...] Continue reading

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Let’s Make A Deal With Bubble Gum

  Want to become smarter, even if only for a little bit.  Well, I have the answer for you.  Chew some gum. Recently a study found that people who chew gum before testing on a subject increased their cognitive function.  The study showed that the increase in brain power, however, lasted only for 15 minutes. [...] Continue reading

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Atheists, Trustworthy or Not?

  In litigation, one of the biggest unstated principles is whether the plaintiff or defendant is trustworthy.  In other words, are they credible.  Well a new study revealed some interesting news about whether religion affects the trustworthiness of a person. According to a new study conducted at the University of British Columbia, distrust is key [...] Continue reading

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