What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together?

What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together? What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together? 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… Continue reading What important understanding did you think you had when you originally got involved together?

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… Continue reading What’s wrong with the other side’s case?

What is the weakness in your case?

What are the weaknesses in your 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… Continue reading What is the weakness in your case?

How will you know you have developed an agreement at the end of the mediation?

How will you know you have developed an agreement at the end of the mediation? 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… Continue reading How will you know you have developed an agreement at the end of the mediation?

Do you agree on anything?

Do you agree on anything? 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 and to… Continue reading Do you agree on anything?

What do you truly disagree upon with your mediation opponents?

What do you truly disagree upon with your mediation opponents? 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… Continue reading What do you truly disagree upon with your mediation opponents?

Do you really want to settle this dispute through mediation?

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 and to discuss with their council and… Continue reading Do you really want to settle this dispute through mediation?

Visualize the future beyond the dispute.

Visualize the future beyond the dispute. 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 and… Continue reading Visualize the future beyond the dispute.

What do they want out of the mediation?

What do they want out of the mediation? 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… Continue reading What do they want out of the mediation?

The ingredients of any conflict – Power

The ingredients of any conflict is power The ingredients of any conflict is power. All conflicts have similar ingredients. They may vary in degree but most are present in some way. The main ingredients are Needs, Perceptions, Power, Values, and Feelings and Emotions. Today, I am focusing on power. Power – How people define and… Continue reading The ingredients of any conflict – Power