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Denver Construction Mediation Getting Past Go

GETTING PAST GO Abstract  Regardless of your endeavor—mining, oil and gas, water, housing, roads, lumbering, raising llamas or raising cane, you most likely cannot get past go until all real and perceived stakeholders are happy. You may have acquired all the requisite permits, licenses and bonds, but the local municipal or county regulator bolstered by …

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Punxsutawney Phil in Mediation

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 …

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

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 …

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Conflict Resolution: Painless Profit During a Tough Economy

The most overlooked potential for maintaining and potentially increasing profit during a down economy is to focus on your staff. If you are seeing an increase in absenteeism, tardiness, turnover, passive aggressive behavior, or congregation around the coffee pot, you may have problems. These problems are typically associated with unacknowledged conflict. The conflicts may be …

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Making the choice between your friend and your politician

The presidential debates are looming, and many of us need to be reminded how to avoid turning our friends into enemies. The tips below will help you maintain sanity during the political season and avoid the need to choose between your friends and your candidates. Remember every issue has many viewpoints; strive to understand them. …

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