Strategies to prevent tensions and strengthen your relationships “Some people grumble that roses have thorns, I am grateful thorns have roses.” — Alphonse Karr Thanksgiving is this week! In just 3 days! Wow! Are you excited or anxious to spend time with your family? Do you dream of having the family sitting around the table, passing … More ROADMAP TO NAVIGATING THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT CONFLICT
How simple and continuous acts of gratitude have a big impact on our emotional, physical, social, personal and professional lives “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” — Alfred North Whitehead November is gratitude month. Thanksgiving is just around the … More GRATITUDE, OH IT’S SO GOOD FOR YOU!
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan As a mediator my main role is to help people find resolution to their conflict. You may be surprised to know that I quite often tell my clients that conflict is not always a bad thing. Conflicts are an … More Can A Contrarian Help Your Team’s Success?
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” — Mahatma Gandhi Hoping for no conflict in the workplace is not realistic. Conflict is a normal and an important part of our lives as it may promote learning and growth. It may generate insights and lead to changes. However, how we deal … More Is That a Conflict I See Arising in My Team?
Mediation aims to develop better communication between the parties; it is forward-looking and action-oriented. We open the floor for the participants to express their concerns, feelings, fears, issues, desires, aspirations, frustrations… We study the past to shine some light on where the conflict may have started and then quickly move on to the present and … More What Happens In A Mediation Session?
It surprises me the number of people I have been talking to lately who have never heard of or do not quite understand what mediation is. To be honest I am not sure I would have known about mediation if I haven’t learned about it in law school. So when I was telling a friend … More Mediation? You Mean Meditation Right?