Monthly Archives March 2013

Communication: It’s a Tricky Bloke

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on March 25, 2013  /   Posted in Communication During Conflict

Communication: It’s a Tricky Bloke One of the central issues of conflict is communication.  Communication is more than the passing of information, which is sent as a message. At its basic level, a message has four components: content, sender, the medium, and the receiver. Each contains complexities and maintains influence over information passed (even silence
Read More

Punxsutawney Phil in Mediation

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on March 25, 2013  /   Posted in Business Options, Pub Dialogues

The Associated Press reported this weekend that Ohio authorities have issued an indictment of Punxsutawney Phil, alleging that he “did purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the people to believe that spring would come early.” Additional sources have suggested that Phil is seeking to file suit regarding the slanderous social media war being
Read More

You Have It. Conflict: An Introduction

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on March 23, 2013  /   Posted in Communication During Conflict

You Have It.  Conflict: An Introduction To help breweries better understand our services, we’ll start by clarifying conflict.  Conflict is a strong word, but it exists every day and offers opportunities for growth and progress…if managed well.  If it is not, conflict can incur devastating damages to relationships, communities and businesses.  Conflict is any instance
Read More

NOPE does mean no, but BANANA is not necessarily a fruit

Posted by Mark Loye on March 23, 2013  /   Posted in Business Options

NOPE does mean no, but BANANA is not necessarily a fruit I have been a conflict resolution professional for just over twenty-five years.  My most memorable cases have been land use/environmental cases, usually convened at the behest of local governments and involving multiple parties and factions.  To be a successful mediator in this arena, one
Read More

Martha Stewart in Mediation

Posted by Brian S. Beck, M.A. on March 11, 2013  /   Posted in Business Options

Sources have reported that Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia have been ordered to participate in mediation after three weeks of court testimonies. Court-ordered mediation is becoming more and more common in high-profile disputes. A perfect storm of conditions helps to make mediation more common in our daily lives. The courts are overwhelmed
Read More

^ Back to Top