AND SO IT GOES!
Entering a New Year is always filled with excitement, uncertainty, and a list of things we want to accomplish. For me, in my new line of work, I have made several resolutions. A key one is to help attorneys reach a fair and early resolution to their clients’ litigation issues through my own brand of mediation. I see this as key because it saves the parties and counsel time, stress and expense.
ON THE “QT”
Quote: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Tip:Being creative with ideas on how to reach resolution is the finest quality of a good mediation. Be like Nike, “Just do it!”
Last month I asked Molly Fletcher to speak to my breakfast club. The club’s motto is “We aim at nothing and seldom miss.”
GOING FROM BETTER TO BEST
One of the most memorable chapters in Molly Fletcher’s book addresses the issue of communicating for success. She provides several stories driving home the principle: “Good business people communicate; but great business people share ideas.”
We should consider this principle in order to seek the best possible outcome in a negotiated settlement.
THE LAST WORD
A few months ago I had dinner with a few of Atlanta’s top litigators. I urged them to tell me how all of us could improve the process of mediation.
Their thoughts included:
These are all good issues that we will address in future articles. Stay tuned.
|© 2016 Zacks Resolution, LLC.