The Mediation Times


Mediation Business Summit – Day 1 – you don’t know what you missed!

September 16, 2010

Tweet What a fantastic day we’ve had at the Mediation Business Summit! Thanks to my co-host, Tammy Lenski for being a great team mate and a great interviewer. We kicked of with the amazing Michael Port who had some terrific insights and ideas about marketing in our field an especially for those of us who [...]

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Mediation Business Summit – Phil Gerbyshak – Featured Speaker

September 12, 2010

Tweet It’s less than a week until the Mediation Business Summit starts on 16, September. In the run up to the teleconference, For those of you who don’t know him, I’d like to introduce you to Phil Gerbyshak – The Relationship Geek. Phil is hugely successful and highly regarded for his unique and effective approach [...]

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Mediation Business Summit – free demo teleseminar and Q & A

July 23, 2010

Tweet In September I am co-hosting the Mediation Business Summit with Tammy Lenski . We are really looking forward to it. We have some great small business coaches and consultants lined up to help conflict resolution professionals take their business to the next level. Since we announced the telesummit we have had a lot of [...]

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Mediation Business Summit featured speaker: Meet Denise Wakeman

June 30, 2010

Tweet If you search for “how to build a business blog” then the very first site listed on is a blog hosted by Denise Wakeman. I’m not surprised because Denise has been practising what she preaches for a very long time. In fact, Denise has (at least) three blogs: Biz Tips Blog , [...]

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God bless the Irish! Love of ambiguity = innovation and entrepreneurship

June 20, 2010

Tweet Apparently, God did indeed bless the Irish not least with a love of ambiguity which is seen as key to future innovation, according to a recently published research on Hat tip to @3keyscoach for the link via Twitter this week. Results from a sample of 117 Irish executives and entrepreneurs indicated a substantial [...]

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The hypocrisy of the “hate BP tirade”

June 16, 2010

Tweet I am as devastated by and as concerned about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as even the “greenest of the green”. I am equally disturbed by the relentless hate machine that has gathered pace. It is as if the reality of the disaster has been subsumed in a global fixation of [...]

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The nature of isolation as a solopreneur

June 12, 2010

Tweet In the latest episode of Cafe Mediate, Tammy Lenski, Jeff Thompson and I discuss the nature of isolation in our practice of mediation and dispute resolution. It is apparent from the laughter we share and the descriptions of “isolation” that any isolation we experience is more solitude as part of independence than loneliness.  A [...]

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Effective listening with a talking stick

June 11, 2010

Tweet I learned the power of a talking stick many years ago. It was one of the most important insights into good conversation I ever had. I have used one in mediations and I would like to use one more often – simply because it works every time. I know my colleague Alan Limbury in [...]

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Don’t miss this opportunity to support and challenge your thinking.

June 6, 2010

Tweet We have just 250 tickets for the first ever business summit tailored specifically for conflict resolution professionals and registration is now open. This is a not-to-be-missed marketing and business development event which is innovative and affordable fits the bill perfectly for those who wish to refocus or kick-start their ADR practice. 11 remarkable speakers [...]

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The challenge for ADR professionals is the business of ADR

June 2, 2010

Tweet The challenge for many ADR professionals is that offering your services is a business. The assumption for many is that if I hang out a shingle, they will come….NOT. The advice is to get real clear about who your target audience is, and that is NOT everyone, and what you are specifically offering. Then [...]

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