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Mediators Fishers IN

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

Douglas Dean Jeschke
(317) 577-8325
9744 Olympia Dr
Fisher, IN
Specialties
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Syracuse University College of Law
State Licensing
Indiana

Dana Michelle Larbus
(317) 829-4702
23 S 8th St, Ste 2000
Noblesville, IN
Specialties
Family, Mediation, Employment, Guardianship, Workers Compensation
State Licensing
Indiana

Thomas Jay Curts
(317) 844-4693
255 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Business, Construction, Corporate, Estate Planning, Mediation
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,Indiana University-Bloomington
State Licensing
Indiana

Jane Kathryn Nolte Jenkins
(317) 815-0340
340 North Rangeline Road
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Family, Estate Planning, Divorce, Mediation, Adoption
State Licensing
Indiana

Ryan Hodge Cassman
(317) 569-2200
11555 N. Meridan St.
Carmel, IN
 
Lester H. Cohen
(317) 585-8085
8409 Fishers Centre Drive
Fishers, IN
Specialties
Employment, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,University of California - Los Angeles,Yale Universit
State Licensing
Indiana

Michael Paul Bishop
(317) 573-8888
8888 KEYSTONE XING STE 800
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Specialties
Litigation, Probate, Arbitration, Mediation, Adoption
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
State Licensing
Indiana

Jeffrey Scott Zipes
(317) 844-4693
255 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Insurance, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,Tulane University
State Licensing
Indiana

E. Davis Coots
(317) 844-4693
255 East Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Insurance, Litigation, Mediation, Corporate, Real Estate
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis,Monmouth College
State Licensing
Indiana

Ronald B. Brodey
(317) 574-0700
9247 N MERIDIAN ST STE 200
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Specialties
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Debt Collection, Mediation
Education
Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington,Indiana University
State Licensing
Indiana

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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