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Mediators Overland Park KS

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

James K. Logan
(913) 498-2100
9 Corporate Woods, 9200 Indian Creek Parkway Suite 450
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Estate Planning, Business, Tax, Mediation
Education
Harvard University,University of Kansas
State Licensing
Kansas

Laura Elizabeth McEachen
(913) 383-3800
9401 NALL AVE
OVERLAND PARK, KS
Specialties
Family, Mediation
Education
Washington University School of Law,Georgetown University
State Licensing
Kansas, Missouri

William Huggins Sanders Jr.
(816) 942-6100
Holmes Corporate Center 1, 1001 E. 101st Terr., Ste. 170
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Mediation, Litigation
Education
University of Kansas School of Law,Washington and Lee University
State Licensing
Missouri

Richard D. Ralls
(913) 236-7260
4400 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Ste 210
Shawnee Mission, KS
Specialties
Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony, Personal Injury, Mediation
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,University of Missouri, Kansas City
State Licensing
Kansas

Gregory David Kincaid
(913) 712-9165
130 North Cherry, P.O. Box 550
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Family, Mediation, Real Estate, Litigation
Education
University of Kansas School of Law,University of Kansas
State Licensing
Kansas

Neil R Shortlidge
(913) 344-6715
10975 Benson, Suite 550
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Litigation, Land Use & Zoning, Public Finance, Mediation, Personal Injury
Education
University of Kansas School of Law,University of Kansas
State Licensing
Kansas

Elizabeth Hill
(913) 381-1500
7007 College Blvd., Suite 480
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Family, Mediation
Education
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law,Williams Woods College
State Licensing
Kansas

Amy L. Glaser
(816) 421-4488
441 W 59th Terr
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Mediation, Arbitration, Personal Injury
Education
Drake University Law School,University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
State Licensing
Kansas

John R. Phillips
(816) 983-8119
Ste 1000, 4801 Main St.
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Employment, Mediation, Arbitration
State Licensing
Missouri

Benjamin Ryan Prell
2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 675
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Arbitration, Financial Markets And Services, Mediation, Litigation, Investment Fraud
Education
American University, Washington College of Law,Northwest Missouri State University
State Licensing
Kansas, Missouri, Virginia

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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