Monthly Archives April 2011

Resolving Disputes When Logic Collides with Emotion (Part III)

Posted by Robyn E. McDonald on April 30, 2011  /   Posted in Business Options, Family Options

(Part III of a Three Part Series) Return to Part II So, what can the Achy Breaky (“A/B”) person do to deal with someone who can’t get out of the way of their own calculations? Cheat Sheet for the Achy/Breaky Person Get your facts straight before wailing and keening. Before diving into conflict (legal/domestic/employment), figure
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Resolving Disputes When Logic Collides with Emotion (Part II)

Posted by Robyn E. McDonald on April 30, 2011  /   Posted in Business Options, Family Options

(Part II of a Three Part Series) Read Part I Here So, how do Logical (Facts & Figures) People and Emotional (Achy/Breaky) People work with each other personally or professionally?  Remember that you both have different ways of looking at things, and neither is right or wrong – they’re just different. That alone will get you
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The Story Behind Oval Options

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on April 25, 2011  /   Posted in Articles

The majority of research in our field of practice revolves around academic study and theories. These theories suggest that people should always sit at a round table — both literally and figuratively. They suggest that all decision makers should be present at meetings and that power and other factors should be balanced evenly among all
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Can Mediation Help Oprah Guest?

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on April 25, 2011  /   Posted in Family Options

Imagine being the victim of a horrible act of violence. Watch this short segment of the Oprah show and put yourself in Carolyn Thomas’s place. Now imagine sitting in the same room and talking to the man responsible. Would you want to be a participant in this mediation?  When Carolyn refers to “mediation,” she is
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