The Mystery of Arbitration – We like "appropriate" arbitration

Employees and consumers are no stranger to arbitration clauses in employment, product and service contracts. Arbitration clauses are somewhat of an enigma and may be confusing, but rest assured, arbitration has the ability to deliver a final dispute judgement outside the court system that is fair, efficient and economical. This may sound almost too good... Continue Reading →

Congregational Crisis

            One of the most contentious conflicts we have addressed in mediation and negotiation was for a church. Several years ago, we constructed a congregational healing program focused on the creation of genuine dialogue between two adversarial parishioner groups that had grown out of a power shift in church administration. The situation is one experienced... Continue Reading →

See Expert Conflict Resolution on a Ride Along with Pueblo City Police

We saw facilitative, evaluative and plenty of transformational leadership. When it comes to conflict resolution, mediation and conciliation skills we do not hold a candle to Pueblo City Police and Officer Lee Medved.  At our office, we have the academic credentials:  Masters Negotiated Conflict Resolution from Creighton School of Law and extended mediation training at... Continue Reading →

Happy Presidents Day – Remembering Perceived Irreconcilable Conflict

In observance of Presidents’ Day – Remembering a perceived irreconcilable conflict. Jeff Sachs – “Lessons in Peace Making” seems an appropriate tribute to this Presidents Day. Missile Range It was the Cuban Missile Crises of 1962. For any of you Boomers out there, you’ll remember you and your family sitting in front of the black... Continue Reading →

Governance as Leadership in Rotary International

Give Peace a Chance Can governance as leadership help inspire peace? In July 2013, Rotary International, the century old service organization, added their peace initiative to the 4 Avenues of Service. What a profound statement. The presiding RI President, Sakuji Tanaka proclaimed “our business is peace”. An extremely powerful objective. In his statement, Tanaka noted... Continue Reading →

Attention all Organizations – Train your Managers to be Mediators!

We were recently directed to an article by Lisa Dunbar by New Directions Consulting (Vermont and New York) entitled “Conflict Management – the Manager as Mediator”.  It holds an important message for any organization that emphasizes the benefit of team building.  What we like is the discussion on the need for our managers to recognize... Continue Reading →

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