Monthly Archives: July 2014

21 07, 2014

Three Essential Traits of a Highly Successful Mediator

By |2014-07-21T08:49:31-07:00July 21st, 2014|mediation, Settlement Issues|2 Comments

Many people debate what makes a mediator successful. Some say that it is the negotiating techniques. Others, like myself, feel that it is something more. Harvard research has found some interesting answers that support my conclusions. In my opinion, there are three things that all mediators must be able to do, regardless of the type of mediation, in order to be successful at mediation. Those three things are the ability to develop trust and rapport with the parties, the ability to arrive at creative solutions and persistence.