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Mediators Kyle TX

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

Samuel Graham
(512) 476-1178
2401 Mountain View
Austin, TX
Specialties
Mediator

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Paula James
(512) 892-1055
4132 Travis Country Circle
Austin, TX
Specialties
Mediator

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Thomas J. Mitchell III
221 W 6TH ST STE 1800
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Mediation, Arbitration, Insurance, Ethics, Personal Injury
Education
Princeton University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Linda J. Stanley
600 W 12TH ST
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Mediation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Litigation
Education
University of Texas School of Law,Rutgers University
State Licensing
Texas

David Carl Courreges
(512) 478-5308
221 W 6TH ST STE 1050
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Administrative Law, Government, Mediation
Education
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law,St Mary's University of San Antonio,University of
State Licensing
Texas

Christopher W. Martin
(713) 632-1701
111 CONGRESS AVE STE 1070
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Insurance, Mediation
Education
Baylor University,Baylor University
State Licensing
Texas

Lucius D. Bunton Jr.
712 W 14TH ST STE A
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Administrative Law, Education, Employment, Mediation
Education
Southern Methodist University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Lucius Bunton
(512) 478-0077
712 W. 14th Street, Suite A
Austin, TX
Specialties
Mediator
Education
Undergraduate : University of Texas
Law School : Southern Methodist University
Admitted To Bar : 1980
Professional Memberships
Travis County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Education Law Association

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Ben Jay Cunningham
(512) 477-9300
114 W 7TH ST
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Mediation, Business
Education
South Texas College of Law,University of the State of New York
State Licensing
Texas

Daniel C. Bitting
(512) 495-6300
600 CONGRESS AVE STE 1500
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Mediation, Arbitration
Education
University of Texas School of Law,Texas A&M University
State Licensing
Texas

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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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