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

William Gibbs Harris
1 SUGAR CREEK CENTER BLVD STE 300
SUGAR LAND, TX
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Business, Litigation, Mediation, Debt Collection, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
University of Texas School of Law,Rice University
State Licensing
Texas

Valikonis Law
(281) 342-0060
210 South Third St
Richmond , TX
 
Jessica L Burkett
(713) 581-1090
10333 Harwin Drive, Suite 638
Houston, TX
Specialties
Immigration, Business, Bankruptcy, Family, Trusts, Wills, Mediation
Education
University of Houston Law Center,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Joseph Indelicato Jr
5921 DOLORES ST
HOUSTON, TX
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Mediation
Education
South Texas College of Law,Sam Houston State University
State Licensing
DC

Omonzusi M Imobioh
(832) 566-2949
6250 Westpark Dr Ste 202
Houston, TX
Specialties
Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family, Power Of Attorney, Uncontested Divorce, Speeding Ticket, Guardianship, Juvenile, Immigration, Probate, Mediation, Wills, Partnership
Education
Thomas M. Cooley Law School,University of Houston Law Center,University of South Alabama
State Licensing
Texas

Brent Carpenter
(281) 565-5900
5750 HOMEWARD WAY
SUGAR LAND, TX
Specialties
Personal Injury, Defective & Dangerous Products, Litigation, Mediation
Education
South Texas College of Law,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Patrick J. Dyer
(281) 835-9784
5680 HIGHWAY 6 # 312
MISSOURI CITY, TX
Specialties
Litigation, Appeals, Mediation
Education
University of Texas School of Law,Rice University
State Licensing
Texas

Sandra Williams Peake
9660 HILLCROFT ST STE 435
HOUSTON, TX
Specialties
Divorce, Family, Child Custody, Mediation, Child Support
Education
University of Houston Law Center,University of Houston
State Licensing
Texas

Kathleen J. Black
802 DOMINION DR STE 500
KATY, TX
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Wills, Mediation
Education
South Texas College of Law,University of Southern Colorado
State Licensing
Texas

Virginia L. Lootens
4545 BISSONNET ST STE 240
BELLAIRE, TX
Specialties
Elder Law, Mediation, Power Of Attorney, Wills, Guardianship
Education
South Texas College of Law
State Licensing
Texas

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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