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Mediators Cincinnati OH

Mediators provide mediation services for disagreements concerning such issues as premarital agreements, financial disagreements, separation, divorce, parenting plans, wrongful termination, labor management, victim-offender mediation and more. See below for local businesses in Cincinnati that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

James Robert Kruer
(859) 394-6200
2407 ASHLAND AVE
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Personal Injury, Domestic Violence, Family, Employment, Mediation
Education
Xavier University,Xavier University,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Ross M Evans
105 E 4TH ST
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Juvenile, Mediation, Guardianship
Education
University of Cincinnati,University of Cincinnati
State Licensing
Ohio

Daniel Eric Izenson
(513) 579-6480
1 E 4TH ST STE 1400
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Arbitration, Mediation, Commercial, Investment Fraud, Appeals
Education
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law,Indiana University
State Licensing
Ohio

Sherri Goren Slovin
30 GARFIELD PL STE 920
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Family, Mediation, Lawsuits & Disputes
State Licensing
Ohio

Thomas F. Glassman
(513) 579-0080
600 Vine St Ste 2600
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Insurance, Mediation, Litigation
State Licensing
Michigan

Daniel John Donnellon
(513) 579-6408
1 E 4TH ST STE 1400
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Commercial, Investment Fraud, Insurance, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law,Bowling Green State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Sorrell Logothetis
(513) 878-1799
22 W 9TH ST
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Employment, Arbitration, Discrimination, Mediation
Education
Georgetown University Law Center,Kent State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Pamela Morgan Hodge
(513) 579-6472
1 E 4TH ST STE 1400
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Insurance, Arbitration, Mediation, Environmental
Education
Georgetown University,University of Cincinnati,University of Cincinnati
State Licensing
Ohio

William Stewart Mathews II
817 MAIN ST STE 500
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Mediation, Arbitration
Education
Northern Kentucky University
State Licensing
Ohio

Kenneth Joseph Schneider
(513) 852-6021
600 VINE ST STE 2500
CINCINNATI, OH
Specialties
Corporate, Government, Mediation, Estate Planning
Education
Xavier University,Xavier University,Salmon P. Chase College of Law
State Licensing
Ohio

Conflict: A New Perspective

by Julie Fuimano

I was recently asked to address the issue of conflict resolution at the hospital of one of our clients. In today's fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People don't always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.

The word ‘conflict' connotes something bad. People think of conflict and they think of two people in a heated argument. But as the workplace shapes itself to recognize and be more accepting of diversity and differing opinions and as companies write their diversity policies, why not change the way we view conflict and embrace it as something to be valued instead of dispelled?

Conflict Defined

Conflict is defined as a disagreement, a battle or to be at odds. In essence, conflict is a differing of opinions, point of views or ideas. Conflict occurs when two or more people see things from different perspectives, given their education, background, upbringing, knowledge of the issue, beliefs, time of day, mood, etc. Is this not the definition of diversity? Diversity is a variety, an assortment or a mixture. And accepting diversity means accepting that people have inherently different views on how they see the world and how to get things done.

The Source Of Conflict

So why then do people get so uptight and agitated when disagreements occur? There are two main reasons: one, when the idea is presented and then rejected, the person may take it as a personal attack. The second reason is that the person might be attached to it being done their way.

As a leader and a role model, recognize there is always another way to accomplish something, not just your way or the way it's always been done. Be open to receiving input from others, recognizing that their perspective offers you the opportunity to see the issue or problem in a way that you might not have considered. When you present your suggestions and opinions, detach yourself from whether your suggestion is implemented. While it may seem like the best choice from your vantage point, realize there may be many other factors that go into making the decision and that it's not about you as a person.

Acknowledge The Conflict

When faced with conflict, don't run from it; acknowledge it for what it is - diversity of thought. Ask each person to share his or her ideas. Compliment each of them on their innovative and unique perspectives. Praise each of those on your team so they understand how important their differing opinions are. By doing so, you are demonstrating leadership and showing respect for their diverse perspectives. Seek to understand where each person is coming from and help each of the participants understand the other's point of view. Once you understand the framework behind their perspective, you can help to dissolve the conflict and refocus their energies on finding solutions.

Focus On The Outcome

When its time to focus on selecting the most appropriate course of action, focus on ac...

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