Good Books for Mediators

After I retired from mediation practice, I had more time to read books. Some books were about mediation, others about human nature and behavior. Reading them has been a real eye-opener for me. They taught me (belatedly) 3 important lessons that I've shared with other mediators in this article How Books Can Help Mediators Do a Better Job - at Work and at Home - which was published by Mediate.com


BOOKS ABOUT MEDIATION (Read by Giuseppe)

  • The Making of a Mediator: Developing artistry in practice - by Michael Lang and Alison Taylor

  • Beyond Reason: Using emotions as you negotiate - by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro

  • The Mediation Process: Practical tactics for resolving conflict - by Christopher Moore

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating agreement without giving in - by Roger Fisher and William L. Ury

  • The Promise of Mediation: The transformative approach to conflict - by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger

  • The Mediator's Approach: Five (and a Half) paths through conflict - by Tara West

  • Challenging Conflict: Mediation through understanding - by Gary Friedman and Jack Himmelstein

  • The Fundamentals of Family Mediation - by John M. Haynes

  • Narrative Mediation: A new approach to conflict resolution - by John Winslade and Gerald D. Monk


BOOKS ABOUT HUMAN NATURE/BEHAVIOR (Read by Giuseppe)

  • Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts - by Carol Travis and Elliot Aronson

  • Hierarchy of Human Needs - by Abraham Maslow

  • Ladder of Inference - by Chris Argyris

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman

  • Non-Violent Communication: A language of life - by Marshall Rosenberg

  • Motivational Interviewing: Helping people change - by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick

  • Listening Well: The art of empathic understanding - by William Miller

  • Difficult Conversations: How to discuss what matters most - by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen

  • Thanks for The Feedback: The science and art of receiving feedback well - by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

  • Influence: The psychology of persuasion - by Robert Cialdini

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if your life depended on it - by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz


OTHER BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY FELLOW MEDIATORS AND ADR PRACTITIONERS (THANK YOU)

  • The Evolution of Cooperation - by Robert Axelrod

  • Give and Take: Why helping others drives our success - by Adam Grant

  • Power: A user's guide - by Julie Diamond

  • Making Money Talk: How to mediate insured claims and other monetary disputes - by Anderson J. Little

  • Rebel Ideas: The power of diverse thinking - by Matthew Syed

  • The Mediator's Toolkit: Formulating and asking questions for successful outcomes - by Gerry O'Sullivan

  • Brown Marriott's ADR Principles and Practices

  • Gladiators, Pirates and Games of Trust: How game theory, strategy and probability rule or lives - by Haim Shapira

  • Practicing Insight Mediation - by Cheryl A. Picard

  • Mediating Dangerously: The frontiers of conflict resolution - by Kenneth Cloke

  • Eye of the Storm Leadership: The art and politics of managing human conflicts - by Peter Adler

  • Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations - by William Ury

  • ODR: Theory and Practice - by Rainey, D., Abdel Wahab, M., Katsh, E.

  • Online Resolution of E-commerce Disputes: Perspectives from the European Union, the UK and China - by Zheng, J.

  • Online Courts and The Future of Justice - by Susskind, R.

  • The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the future of consumer protection - by Schmitz, A. & Rule, C.

  • Essays of Mediation: Dealing with disputes in the 21st century - by Macduff, I.

  • The Future of Professions: How technology will transform the work of human experts - by Susskind, R. and Susskind, D.

  • Analysis of Online Dispute Resolution: A closer look at human behavioral changes during conflict in the online environment - by Craddock, A. T.

  • Mediation Ethics: Cases and commentaries - by Waldman

  • Taking the War Out of Our Words - by Sharon Strand Ellison

  • Re-Centering Culture and Knowledge in Conflict Resolution Practice - by by Mary Adams Trujillo, Re-Centering Culture and knowledge S. Y. Bowland, et al

  • Reaching for Higher Ground in Conflict Resolution: Tools for Powerful Groups and Communities - by E. Franklin Dukes and Marina Piscolish

  • Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes - by Ethan Katsh and Orna Rabinovich-Einy

  • The Bernal Story: Mediating Class and Race in a Multicultural Community - by Beth Roy

  • Beyond Equity and Inclusion in Conflict Resolution: Recentering the profession - by S.Y. Bowland and Hasshan Batts

  • Integrating Technology Into Your Dispute Resolution Practice: Making friends with the fourth party - by Daniel Rainey

  • The Dynamics of Conflict: A guide to engagement and intervention - by Bernard S. Mayer

  • Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the crisis in conflict resolution - by Bernard S. Mayer

  • The Conflict Paradox: Seven dilemmas at the core of disputes - by Bernard S. Mayer

  • Staying with Conflict: A strategic approach to ongoing disputes - by Bernard S. Mayer

  • Negotiating Genuinely: Being yourself in business - by Shirli Kopelman

  • How Parties Experience Mediation: An interview study on relationship changes in workplace mediation - by Timea Tallodi

  • Star Wars and Conflict Resolution - by Noam Ebner and Jen Reynolds (Not Released Yet)

  • Self-Determination in Mediation: The art and science of mirrors and lights - by Dan Simon and Tara West

  • Bringing Peace Into The Room: How the personal qualities of the mediator impact the process of conflict resolution - by Daniel Bowling and David Hoffman

  • The Crossroads of Conflict: A journey into the heart of dispute resolution - by Kenneth Cloke

  • Conflict Across Cultures: A unique experience of bridging differences - by Michelle LeBaron and Venashri Pillay

  • Definitive Creative Impasse-Breaking Techniques in Mediation - by the New York State Bar Association

  • Mediation: The roles of advocate and neutral - by Dwight Golann and Jay Folberg

  • Working With Conflict: Skills and strategies for action - by Simon Fisher

  • Mediation Representation: Advocating as problem solver - Harold I. Abramson

  • Psychological Processes in International Negotiations: Theoretical and practical perspectives - by Francesco Aquilar and Mauro Galluccio

  • International Comparative Mediation: Legal perspectives - by Nadja Alexander

  • Mediating Clinical Claims - by Tony Allen

  • Mediation Law and Civil Practice - by Tony Allen

  • Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Transforming conflicts and building peace - by Dale Bagshaw and Elizabeth Porter

  • Strategies for Successful Mediation: Leading lawyers on understanding client goals, communicating effectively, and facilitating an agreement - by Aspatore Books Staff

  • Resolving Business Disputes: How to get better outcomes from commercial conflicts - by Stephen Bate

  • Private Dispute Resolution in International Business: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration - by Klaus P. Berger

  • Mediation: A practical guide for lawyers - by Marjorie Mantle

  • Individual Difference Effects on Negotiation Strategies and Outcomes: The role of Machiavellianism, perspective taking, and emotional intelligence components in negotiations - by Natalya Baytalskaya

  • International Conflict Mediation: New approaches and findings - by Jacob Bercovitch and Scott Sigmund Gartner

  • The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution - by Jacob Bercovitch and Victor Kremenyuk

  • Sport, Mediation and Arbitration - by Ian S. Blackshaw

  • The Jackson ADR Handbook - by Susan Blake, Julie Browne

  • A Practical Approach to Dispute Resolution - by Susan Blake, Julie Browne

  • The Handbook of Dispute Resolution - by Michael L. Moffitt, Robert C. Bordone

  • Mediator Skills and Techniques: Triangle of Influence - by Laurence Boulle and Miryana Nesic

  • Getting Disputes Resolved: Designing systems to cut the cost of conflict - by William Ury and Jeanne M. Brett

  • Mediation in Construction Industry: An international review - by Penny Brooker and Suzanne Wilkinson

  • Psychology, Emotion and Intuition in Work Relationships: The head, heart and gut professional - by Henry Brown and Neil Dawson

  • The Mediator's Tale: The CEDR story of better conflicts - by Eileen Carroll, QC (Hon) and Karl Mackie

  • The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and practice - by Peter T. Coleman and Morton Deutsch

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: A conflict diagnosis approach - by Laurie S. Coltri

  • Role Play Exercises For Mediation Training - by John Burgess and Andrew Goodman

  • Effective Mediation Advocacy - A guide for practitioners - by Andrew Goodman

  • Mediation Advocacy - by Andrew Goodman

  • How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, writing, and analyzing judgments - by Andrew Goodman

  • The Role of Value Based Identity Conflict in Mediation - by Eric Fast

  • Working Through Conflict: Strategies for relationships, groups, and organizations - by Joseph P. Folger and Marshall Scott Poole

  • Dealing with Differences: Dramas of mediating public disputes - by John Forester

  • Thirty Reasons Why Mediation Should Be Considered in Resolving Conflicts: A mediation resource book - by Lawrence E. Hibbert M.S.

  • The Dynamics of Conflict: A guide to engagement and intervention - by Bernard Mayer

  • Bargaining with the Devil: When to negotiate, when to fight - by Robert Mnookin

  • Beyond Winning: Negotiating to create value in deals and disputes - by Robert Mnookin and Scott Peppet

  • Comparative Dispute Resolution - by Maria F. Moscati and Michael Palmer

  • Zen and the Art of Mediation - by Martin Plowman

  • Mediation: A psychological insight into conflict resolution - by Freddie Strasser and Paul Randolph

  • How to Master Commercial Mediation - by David Richbell

  • Developing the Craft of Mediation: Reflections on theory and practice - by Marian Roberts

  • Mediation in Family Disputes: Principles of practice - by Marian Roberts

  • The Reflective Practitioner: How professionals think in action - by Donald A. Schon

  • A Mediator's Musings: On mediation, negotiation, politics and a changing world - by John Sturrock QC

  • FAQs for Mediators - by Stephen Walker

  • Mediation: An A-Z guide - by Stephen Walker

  • Mediation Behavior: Why we act like we do - by Stephen Walker

  • Setting Up in Business as a Mediator - by Stephen Walker

  • Mediation Skills and Strategies: A practical guide - by Tony Whatling

  • Mediation Advocacy: Representing clients in mediation - by Stephen Walker

  • The Dance of Opposites: Exploration in mediation, dialogue and conflict resolution systems - by Kenneth Cloke

  • Resolving Conflicts at Work: Ten strategies for anyone on the job - by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith

  • Inside Out: How conflict professionals can use self-reflection to help their clients - by Gary Friedman

  • Resolving Disputes: Theory, practice and law - by Jay Folberg and Dwight Golann

  • Mastering Mediation: 50 essential tools for the advanced practitioner - by Lynn Duryee and Matt White

  • Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions: Negotiation, mediation, advocacy, facilitation, and restorative justice - by Allan Barsky

  • Family Mediation: Facts, myths and future prospects - by Connie J. Beck and Bruce Dennis Sales

  • The Art of Mediation - by Mark D. Bennett and Scott Hughes

  • Fair Division: From cake-cutting to dispute resolution - by Steven J. Brams and Alan D. Taylor

  • Managing Conflict Through Communication - by Dudley Cahn and Ruth Abigail

  • Mediation, Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness - by Kenneth Cloke

  • Mediation: Empowerment in conflict management - by Kathy Isaacson, Heidi Ricci and Steven Littlejohn

  • Basic Skills for the New Mediator - by Allan Goodman

  • I Hear What You Say, But What Are You Telling Me?: The strategic use of non-verbal communication in mediation - by Barbara G. Madonik

  • When Push Comes to Shove: A practical guide to mediating disputes - by Karl A. Slaikeu

  • Bridges Not Walls: A book about interpersonal communication - by John Stewart

  • The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation: An essential guide to practice and research - by Mark Umbreit

  • Interpersonal Conflict - by William Wilmot and Yoyce Hocker

  • The Moral Imagination: The art and soul of building peace - by John Paul Lederach

  • Moral Tribes: Emotion, reason, and the gap between us and them - by Joshua Greene

  • The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion - by Jonathan Haidt

  • The Middle Voice: Mediating conflict successfully - by Joseph Stulberg and Lela Love

  • Stories Mediators Tell - by Eric Galton and Lela Love

  • Mediating High Conflict Disputes: A breakthrough approach with tips and tools and the new ways for mediation - by Bill Eddy and Michael Lomax

  • Conflict and Communication - by Fred E. Jandt

  • The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution: Preserving relationships at work, at home and in the community - by Dudley Weeks

  • Collywobbles: How to negotiate when negotiating makes you nervous - by Moshe Cohen

  • Mediating Child Custody Disputes: A strategic approach - by Donald T. Saposnek

  • Towards Heart-Led Mediation: Healing the heart from and within the community - by Trevor K. Horne

  • Evolution of a Field: Personal histories in conflict resolution - by Nancy A. Welsh and Howard Gadlin

  • Lawyers and Mediation - by Bryan Clark

  • How Mediation Works: Resolving conflict through talk - by Angela Cora Garcia

  • The Mediation Handbook: Research, theory and practice - by Alexia Georgakopoulos

  • Mediation: A practical guide - by Alan Stitt

  • The Mediation Dilemma - by Kyle Beardsley

  • Conflict 101 - A manager's guide to resolving problems so everyone can get back to work - by Susan H. Shearouse

  • Conflict Resolution - by Daniel Dana

  • Conflict Management Tools: 30 practical tools to prevent and resolve workplace conflict - by Marc Reid

  • On Apology - by Aaron Lazare

  • Just Listen: Discover the secret to getting through to absolutely anyone - by Mark Goulston

  • Think Again: The power of knowing what you don't know - by Adam Grant

  • Peace at Work: The HR manager's guide to workplace mediation - by John Ford

  • Mediation Matters: Practical negotiation strategies from a nationally recognized mediator - by Michael Russell

  • The Complete Guide to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - by Marick F. Masters and Robert L. Albright

  • EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Listening to disputants, changing the frame, framing the changes - by Anna Howard

  • The Guide to Reflective Practice In Conflict Resolution - by Michael Lang

  • Holding the Calm: The Secret of Resolving Conflict and Defusing Tension - by Hesha Abrams


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WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Can you recommend other books to fellow mediators, which you found particularly insightful and useful? If so, please let me know Thank you!