Posts Tagged ‘conflict resolution’

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My mission is to carry the message that there is a better way to look at, and respond to, conflict.  During the past 28 years, I have successfully mediated thousands of disputes and developed expertise in resolving personal and professional relationship conflicts.  Today, my goal is to provide strategic conflict management and creative relationship interventions in the workplace, to couples and families, and to communities.

Much of my current mediation practice centers on my work with David Spofford and the network of Florida Mediators we bring together at A Friendly Divorce. In addition to mediation, at A Friendly Divorce, we provide document preparation services so that the couples we work with can have a one-stop experience that ends with an uncontested divorce.  Additionally, David and I created a training program for professionals who want to launch or expand their practices to include pro-se/pre-suit divorce mediation.  This program is presented via streaming video through Mediate.com. Click or cut and paste this link http://www.mediate.com/university/pg29.cfm into your browser to learn more.

As a Primary Trainer with Mediation Training Group, I have taught mediation nationally and internationally to over 13,000 professionals. Please consider Mediation Training Group’s offerings if you want to become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, acquire mediation skills to enhance your professional or personal life, or experience Continuing Mediator Education that is both entertaining and rich in content.  Check out the website to learn more about the projects Susan Dubow and I are working on so that we can help bring mediation into the mainstream.

Is Israel on your bucket list?  If so, contact me about my annual "Conflicts and Conversations Exploration."  This 8-day adventure is open to anyone who wants to explore complex contemporary issues (as well as see the historical sights) from an interfaith/no-faith perspective.  (Continuing education credit for mediators, lawyers, and mental health professionals is provided.)

My book "The Professional Woman's Guide To Conflict Management" is available on Amazon or through the publisher.

Ultimately, I am focused on helping people improve their relationships with formal and informal mediation that results in strategic interventions in form of workplace action plans, business partnership accords, dating contracts, prenuptial agreements, mediated divorces, and marriage pacts.  And I am intrigued with dialogue focused on aging in community, legacy, and the 3rd-third of life.  Please accept this invitation to expand the conversation - email me your questions and comments.

Want more?  Visit my blogs - my blog and Elinor Robin on The Huffington Post for updates.

Happy trails, Elinr

Avoid, Confront, and Everything in Between – The Conflict Management Style Primer

Do you tend to avoid conflicts or face each one head-on, never taking no for an answer? Or is your typical response to conflict someplace in between these two extremes? Conflict management researchers have identified five styles that are commonly used to both resolve and temporarily manage conflicts: avoiding, accommodating, compromising, competing and collaborating. You may favor one of these styles, however knowing when and how to use all five appropriately can help you produce the best results. This article discusses each style and explains when it is most appropriate to use it.

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Difficult Discussions – Navigating the Muddy Waters

Conflict can take a toll in our professional and personal lives. Time, money and lives are lost when conflicts are not effectively managed. Frequently, the only two options we see for handling conflict are to respond in a combative manner (fight) or totally avoid the conflict (flight/freeze/submit). Sadly, both of these strategies often do more to escalate conflict than to extinguish it. And, the opportunity to turn a conflict into a positive learning experience is lost. Almost every conflict can produce a positive benefit. However, in order to reap the benefit we typically have to navigate through some muddy waters and hold a difficult discussion. The more you know about addressing conflict the more adept you will be when it's time to engage in a difficult dialogue which is ripe with potential conflict. This article discusses considerations, concepts and strategies for holding a difficult discussion.

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Miserable Characters – How To Deal With Difficult People

We all know them - those difficult people who seem motivated in the quest to spread misery. Sadly, in either our personal or professional lives, or both, each of us will periodically encounter someone who fits this description. This article defines six common categories of difficult people: The Bully, The Sniper, The Victim, The Fault-Finder, The Know-It-All, and The Cheater; and lists strategies you can use to effectively deal with these difficult people.

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Conflict 101 – What You Need to Know

Think back, for just a moment, to the last time you found yourself embroiled in conflict. Can you still feel the physical sensations? Are the anger and rage still there, simmering? Much of the time, those feelings are just the surface. This article looks at looks conflict concepts that you can use to analyze and understand your own conflicts.

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