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Mediators Cleveland 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 Cleveland that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Paul Safford Lefkowitz
(216) 621-8484
Halle Building
Cleveland, OH
 
John Victor Heutsche
(216) 241-1000
700 W Street Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Family, Child Custody, Mediation, Contracts
Education
Cleveland State University,John Carroll University
State Licensing
Ohio

Claudia Eklund
1660 W 2ND ST SKYLIGHT OFFICE TOWER
CLEVELAND, OH
Specialties
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Cleveland State University
State Licensing
Ohio

Eugene N. Elias
6487 RIDGE RD
WADSWORTH, OH
Specialties
Family, Probate, Business, Contracts, Mediation
State Licensing
Ohio

Susan Garner Eisenman
3363 Tremont Rd, Suite 304
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Adoption, Juvenile, Child Custody, Mediation
Education
Ohio State University, Columbus,Ohio State University, Columbus
State Licensing
Ohio

Linda Garrett Beebe
19111 DETROIT RD RIVER TERRACE OFFICE BLDG
ROCKY RIVER, OH
Specialties
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Mediation, Family
Education
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,Kent State University, Kent
State Licensing
Ohio

Robert Samuel Lewis
(216) 566-5743
127 PUBLIC SQ SOCIETY NATIONAL BK BLDG
CLEVELAND, OH
Specialties
Construction, Litigation, Mediation
State Licensing
Ohio

Christine Marie Faranda
(440) 930-8041
35765 Chester Road
Avon, OH
Specialties
Litigation, Mediation
Education
Cleveland State University
State Licensing
Ohio

David Chase Patterson
37 W BROAD ST STE 420
COLUMBUS, OH
Specialties
Arbitration, Mediation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Personal Injury, Ethics
Education
University of Michigan Law School,Harvard University
State Licensing
Ohio

Gretchen Jo Hummel
(614) 719-2841
21 E State St 17th Floor
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Energy, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Capital University
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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