Mediation Tip – Separating Intention from Impact

In mediation it’s often helpful to help parties separate intention from impact. Parties in dispute often judge each other, in part, by their assumptions about the other person’s intentions. If the impact was negative, then the intention of the other person was assumed to be negative. This may not be the case. While the parties […]

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Distinguishing Your Mediation Practice

Mediate well. Speak to parties directly and early on files. Become someone they know. Treat everyone you mediate for, and everyone you meet (parties, lawyers, translators, assistants, receptionists etc.) with respect. They all matter. Find a niche. Build it (even if it is one that found you, rather than one you sought). Be interesting. Be […]

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HR Halloween: How to handle an office party nightmare

Published by Human Resource Director Written by Mallory Hendry October 30, 2019 https://www.hcamag.com/ca/news/general/hr-halloween-how-to-handle-an-office-party-nightmare/190120 As Halloween approaches, the scariest part of the season for employers can be how to handle inappropriate or offensive costumes in the workplace. “Social events in the workplace, such as Halloween parties, can contribute very positively to workplace culture but they are […]

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Stitt Feld Handy Group & Windsor Law: Celebrating 25 years of partnership Windsor Law Access

Read this article about our long standing relationship with Windsor Law School and about Allan Stitt. (page3)

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Are Good Negotiators Born or Trained?

We all know some people who just seem to be naturally good at negotiating – whether it’s persuading their boss to give them a raise, getting an upgrade on the plane or negotiating a great deal on their renovations or a new car. Should the rest of us just give up and leave negotiating to […]

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A solution for every problem: how to prevent conflict from becoming litigation

Abstract One way or another, individual and organizational resources will be spent on conflict. This paper outlines a variety of ways in which conflict can be dealt with in the most effective, most efficient, and the most economical manner. A spectrum of conflict resolution options will be reviewed and analyzed. Each option will be considered […]

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The warning signs of a difficult employee

Published by Human Resource Director Written by Emily Douglas Dec 10, 2018 https://www.hrmonline.ca/hr-news/corporate-wellness/the-warning-signs-of-a-difficult-employee-251679.aspx The workplace is a rainforest – a delicate ecosystem that needs to maintain a balance in order to flourish. If one element is out of sync with the rest, the whole environment suffers and may collapse. Difficult employees are the bane of […]

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4 Tips for Leaders to Manage and Prevent Employee Conflict

Workplace leaders have a unique responsibility to manage and prevent employee conflict whenever possible. Employees may develop conflicts between each other as a result of cultural differences, competition, or a toxic culture that has been neglected by leadership. Many of these conflicts develop unintentionally, so it requires a conscious effort from workplace leaders to prevent […]

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Company’s Customer Service Skills

In nearly every industry, companies are at the mercy of their customers and must accommodate their needs to the best of their ability with quality service. Unfortunately, many businesses fall short in this crucial area. Professional customer service training courses are well worth it for most organizations, as they can help representatives learn some of […]

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Negotiating Tips 4

Fairness How do you convince someone that your proposal is fair? Fairness is a subjective concept and people have different ideas of fairness. Just because you think something is fair doesn’t mean the other person will think so too. One suggestion is to look to objective criteria, such as comparables. People are more likely to […]

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