Settlement Issues

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.

16 06, 2014

Mistakes Made By Mediators –Part One

By |2014-06-16T07:44:21-07:00June 16th, 2014|mediation, Settlement Issues|2 Comments

I have promised several people to try to come up with a list of mistakes that mediators make. Rather than create one long list of mistakes I thought it might be better to have a few mistakes at a time so that each mistake can be digested and considered fully. My view is that I learn more from my mistakes than from my successes.