Using Mediation to Improve Your 2016

In our everyday lives we all rely upon skills of negotiation and mediation to navigate, whether it is buying groceries and gas, signing a new lease, or dealing with our office coworkers, bosses and clients to help us navigate our lives.  The skill and the art of mediation include many ways to approach conflict management toward resolution that range from least to most effective. Conflicts can be talked out, negotiated, arbitrated, adjudicated, resolved by legislation, by political action, or by violent force. Many people are afraid of conflict and avoid it as much as they can, and yet if they had developed conflict resolution skills, they would welcome them as a chance to move to deeper communication and understanding.

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