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 leadership, 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... 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 →

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace – What To Do When An Employee Sees Red

Conflict resolution and dealing with anger in the workplace is one of the most difficult and awkward processes a supervisor/manager/director must face. Depending upon frequency, subject of anger and team dynamics, reactions may range from ignoring the problem to full scale outside intervention. Managers we speak to often lament the trend to give legitimacy to... Continue Reading →

Team Building Red Flags – You Probably Need Conflict Resolution

Get to the bottom of the conflict. We were recently involved in a team-building project, not conflict resolution, stemming from long standing disagreement(s) between two managers. Over time criticisms that enlisted the support of departments and businesses outside the organization had escalated. Within the past 12 months, issues that began as small, bloomed into direct... Continue Reading →

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