Posts Tagged ‘dispute resolution’


Dovetail and New Year’s Resolutions

All year long, my work with Dovetail Resolutions is devoted to helping intergenerational families and their businesses make and keep resolutions.   Resolutions that reflect a determination to take concrete steps to create and execute a plan. Resolutions to conflicts that are damaging families, their businesses, and their wealth.   The New Year is a […]

Two Kinds of “Resolutions”

Throughout the year, my thoughts are on conflict resolution. Most of my work involves mediation, the type of conflict or dispute “resolution” where a dispute has come to a head and needs to be resolved effectively. Yet this time of year we hear a lot about New Year’s Resolutions. This type of “resolution” is more […]

“He Shouldn’t Have to be Told…”

A few days ago, a party to a conflict described to me the root of the problem, from this person’s perspective: “He shouldn’t have to be told; he should know.”   This concept is a common one in conflicts involving people with ongoing relationships:  business partners or co-workers, families struggling to manage jointly-held assets, families grappling […]

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