Sometimes people assume that because I am a Mediator I am also an attorney. While there is a time and place where attorneys are needed, these people are taken aback when I explain that, in the State of Florida, although there is a vigorous educational, vetting and certification process, one … [Read more...]
I have a rule never to mix business and politics. I focus on the business of mediating and educating in the community association industry. Yet interestingly, in that industry, sometimes politics bleeds into business. How so? Like local, state and national government, community associations … [Read more...]
3 Quick Tips to a Productive Dialog
Effective communication and negotiation skills: Tips to a productive dialog. Tip #1. Be clear and concise in your thoughts. Tip #2. Articulate what it is you desire, need or expect. Tip #3. Positivity goes farther than derision, so be kind with your words. Create a foundation … [Read more...]
Mediation… That’s When You’re Getting Divorced, Right?
While visiting family and friends over the holiday weekend I shared time with lovely people I hadn’t seen in quite a while. As people often do when ‘it’s been a while’ they catch up with one another and ask, “How have you been, how is business going?” A family friend came over to me and asked … [Read more...]