Trump vs Times

I spend a good portion of my time telling people about how mediation is a good option for resolving nearly all conflicts. I know you are asking when is mediation a bad idea? Is mediation ever a bad idea? Like all good rules there are some exceptions. Rarely mediation can be a waste of time. […]

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5 Things to do if You’re Bullied at Work

Depending on who you believe between 40% (CBC & ILO) and 75%(Forbes) of all workers have been affected by bullying on the job. If you’re reading this, there is a good chance that you are one of them. In this post I am going to provide you 5 workplace tested ways to deal with workplace […]

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What is Mediation and Why is it Useful?

What is Mediation? It is Neutral The mediator is a person outside the dispute that does not have any interests at stake. Neutrality is important, because during a mediation all parties need to have faith that the mediator is dedicated to the process for the sake of finding a mutually agreeable solution. It is Voluntary […]

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Mediation: What’s the Deal with Getting to a Deal

I am often asked why mediators can get a deal that the parties themselves can’t.┬áMediators use a number of strategies and skills throughout the mediation process to help parties in conflict. The exact strategies they employ depend on the conflict and the parties since solutions need to be customized to what the parties are experiencing. […]

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