Business Mediation

 

Talk, Talk, and Talk Some More

My tip on how to deal with a bad, falling apart business relationship was published yesterday in the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur blog piece on “81 Strategies to Fix a Bad, Falling Apart Business Partnership.”  My tip,” Talk, Talk, and Talk Some More”, is focused on communication’s role in business conflict management.   This is the third […]


Family business buy-out conflicts

Family businesses possess great strengths — and potentially devastating weaknesses.  One weakness involves the challenge of planning for a day when some or all family members leave the business. On November 1, 2009, the  New York  Times ran an article by Charles V. Bagli titled “Flipping a Coin, Dividing an Empire.”  In it, he described […]


Conflict Resolution talk to Hamden Women in Business

On September 24, 2009, I had the good fortune to speak to the Women in Business group of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce. We started with some general, very interactive, discussion about common causes of conflict, at home and on the job.  As you might expect, kids, spouses, co-workers, and the people we need to […]


Tip on “Women Entrepreneurs, Why They Are Taking The Lead”

I was delighted to have my tip, “Women Smooth Ruffled Feathers”, chosen as one of 95 published on August 25, 2009 in the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur’s blog. The introduction to the piece states: “The biggest change ever in entrepreneurship is occurring right now. For centuries men have lead the entrepreneurial frontier. But, for a multitude […]


“The Art of the Apology” Radio Interview

On August 7, 2009,  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Barry Moltz on his weekly online radio talk show, “Business Insanity Talk Radio.”  I was one of four guests discussing “The Art of the Apology.”  Each guest offered a perspective on using apologies effectively in the business world.  I focused on the role […]


Upcoming interview on “Business Insanity Talk Radio”

On Friday, August 7, 2009, I am scheduled to be interviewed by Barry Moltz on his talk radio program, Business Insanity Talk Radio. He describes the show’s focus as “the craziness of small business” — what “makes it exciting, interesting, and totally unpredictable.” The show broadcasts at 9:00 Central Time at www.blogtalkradio.com. Barry has titled […]


Women business owners’ conference: informative and inspiring

Last week’s state-wide conference for women business owners brought together more than 100 Connecticut women business owners. Full marks go to the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women for all of the leg work and to the National Association of Women Business Owners for the funding. I had the pleasure of co-presenting a […]


“Smooth Business Transitions” at “Transition Your Business Through Challenge” Conference

On Friday, July 24, 2009,  I will be co-presenting a workshop on “Smooth Business Transitions” at a conference for Connecticut women business owners.  The conference, “Transition Your Business Through Challenge”, is sponsored by the State of Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) and the National Association of Women Business Owners. My role […]


Ford Family Business Conflicts — Part II

The New York Times published an article on June 23 by Bill Vlasic titled “Family Loyalty Anchors Ford in Risky Times”. The article discussed some of the challenging times that the Ford family business has faced, along with other auto makers, especially in recent years and months. Last time I wrote about the regular family […]


Ford Family Business Conflicts — Part I

The New York Times published an article on June 23 by Bill Vlasic titled “Family Loyalty Anchors Ford in Risky Times”. The article discussed some of the challenging times that the Ford family business has faced, along with other auto makers, especially in recent years and months. As the piece noted, tough times have “led […]