Category: General

  • What’s wrong with the other side’s case?

    What’s wrong with the other side’s case? The resolution of a dispute does not just occur on the day of the mediation.   Each participant to mediation needs to prepare their own strategy for negotiation in the settlement.  Based on my experience as a mediator, these are a collection of tasks each participant needs to complete […]

  • Parking Requirements Now & Future

    Parking Requirements Now and Future Recently, the Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine published my article regarding parking requirements as part of their coverage of real estate development issues. I enjoyed writing the article because it combined two interests: my mediation practice of real estate and development issues and my work as a Commissioner on the Walnut […]

  • Resolving the Turkey Conflict

    This is the time of the year for the turkey conflict. Thanksgiving is the day we Americans set aside to give thanks. It is most likely the only day when everyone makes an effort to enjoy a meal with their family. The day can be painful for anyone that does not have immediate family around […]

  • Pictures from “The Quest for Meaning of Servant Leadership”

    National Youth Leadership Training National Youth Leadership Training course or the Quest for the Meaning of Servant Leadership. We held it at Camp Wolfeboro, Arnold, CA.  After Staff Development our youth leaders were ready. Staff development was not all work and no play. With staff development completed they were ready to go lead and run […]

  • What’s happening at Leadership Training @ Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-6

    Day-6 of National Youth Leadership Training This is Day-6 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Returning from their night away in the wilderness, they are putting it all together. They will be sharing their team quests with the troop and their personal visions with their own Scoutmaster before they return […]

  • What’s happening at Leadership Camp: Day-5

    Day-5 of Leadership Training at NYLT This is Day-5 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. This is the day they start to put it all together. They learn the best leadership skill – how to lead themselves as they prepare to hike out to their outpost campsite. What does it […]

  • What’s happening @ National Youth Leadership Training: Day-4

    Day-4 of Leadership Training – Ethics This is Day-4 (Ethics) of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Today the participants are learning how to teach others, resolve conflicts and make ethical decisions. The Leadership of the Teaching Edge Explaining: It clarifies the subject for the learner AND for the instructor. Demonstrating: […]

  • What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-3 [More Leadership]

    Day-3 National Youth Leadership Training This is Day-3 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Today they are spending more time on team development, problem solving as a team and how to be servant leaders. Breaking this down: Leadership Team Development “A team is a group of people who share a […]

  • What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-2 – Leadership

    What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-2 – Leadership This is Day-2 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. The day is filled with more learning how set goal; learn how to function as a team; and how to lead a Scout Worship service. The 18 youth staff is busy […]

  • What’s happening at NYLT: Day-1 Orientation

    What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-1 Orientation This is Day-1 Orientation of 87 participants by our 18 youth staff to our National Youth Leader Training course. The day is filled with Orientation Trail, learning how to communicate; how to develop goals and visions for your team; and how to develop and present a […]