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Mediators Woodinville WA

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

Margaret Doyle Fitzpatrick
11320 ROOSEVELT WAY NE
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Mediation
Education
John Marshall Law School, Chicago,Indiana University.
State Licensing
Washington

Mark Richard Schoener
(206) 524-3348
SEATTLE, 10202 5TH AVE NE STE 202
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Family, Criminal Defense, Mediation, Litigation
Education
Seattle University School of Law,University of Washington -Seattle
State Licensing
Washington

Douglas Wayne Purcell
(425) 774-0444
7127 196th St Sw Ste 201
Lynnwood, WA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Lawsuits & Disputes, Business, Mediation
Education
Harvard Law School,University of Washington -Seattle
State Licensing
Washington

Michael William Bugni
(206) 365-5500
11320 ROOSEVELT WAY NE
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Family, Mediation
Education
University of Washington School of Law,Whitman College
State Licensing
Washington

Darcia C. Tudor
(206) 547-3166
2018 156 Ave. NE, 4700 140 Ave NE
Bellevue, WA
 
Joshua Drejer Sundt
(425) 455-0633
2661 Bel Red Road, Suite 209
Bellevue, WA
Specialties
Business, Mediation, Real Estate
Education
University of Washington School of Law,Central Washington University
State Licensing
Washington

Christopher Kane
(425) 605-6336
5400 Carillon Point, Building 5000, 4th Floor
Kirkland, WA
 
Laura Elaine Christensen Colberg
11320 ROOSEVELT WAY NE
SEATTLE, WA
Specialties
Family, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, Mediation, Litigation
Education
University of Washington School of Law
State Licensing
Washington

John Paul Turner
(425) 455-1110
3 LAKE BELLEVUE DR STE 100
BELLEVUE, WA
Specialties
Real Estate, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Willamette University College of Law,Willamette University College of Law,Santa Clara University
State Licensing
Washington

Don P. Desonier
10900 NE 8TH ST STE 900
BELLEVUE, WA
Specialties
Family, Lawsuits & Disputes, Mediation
Education
University of Arizona College of Law,Chaminade University
State Licensing
Washington

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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