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Mediators Clinton Township MI

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

John S. Lascoe
(586) 268-3500
38600 Van Dyke Ave Ste 270
Sterling Heights, MI
Specialties
Family, Criminal Defense, Mediation
Education
University of Detroit Law School
State Licensing
Michigan

Andrew George Pathenos
(248) 495-1936
430 W Hamlin Rd
Rochester Hills, MI
Specialties
General Practice, Mediation
State Licensing
Michigan

Phillip G. Alber
(248) 822-6190
2301 W Big Beaver Rd Ste 300
Troy, MI
Specialties
Insurance, Commercial, Mediation
State Licensing
Michigan

Gilbert Gugni
101 W BIG BEAVER RD
TROY, MI
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration
State Licensing
Michigan

Michael D. Carroll
201 W BIG BEAVER RD COLUMBIA CENTER
TROY, MI
Specialties
Commercial, Construction, Contracts, Mediation, Arbitration
Education
University of Michigan Law School,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Michigan

Anita G. J. Mcintyre
19658 MACK AVE
GROSSE POINTE WOODS, MI
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Mediation, Wills, Estate Planning
Education
Smith College,University of Detroit
State Licensing
Michigan

David Lauri Campbell
(248) 687-5326
50 W Big Beaver Rd Ste 600
Troy, MI
Specialties
International Law, Litigation, Mediation
State Licensing
Michigan

Robert B. Webster
101 W BIG BEAVER RD
TROY, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Family, Lawsuits & Disputes, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
University of Michigan Law School,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Michigan

Brian C. Kelly
3001 W BIG BEAVER RD STE 600
TROY, MI
Specialties
Commercial, Defective & Dangerous Products, Lawsuits & Disputes, Arbitration, Mediation
Education
DePaul University College of Law
State Licensing
Michigan

Dennis Cotter
(313) 881-5877
1274 Audubon Rd.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Specialties
Mediator
Education
Law School : University of Michigan


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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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