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Susan Hammer Of Portland Has A Lot To Say

by Geoff Sharp
November 2009

From the blog mediator blah...blah...

Geoff Sharp

Leading Pacific North-West mediator, Susan Hammer of Portland, Oregon was interviewed by Doug Noll on his internet radio show recently while in NYC.

Listen to Susan talk about Mars vs Venus, that age-old conflict between men and women - is there really a difference in the way that men and women handle conflict and negotiation? Does gender really make a difference in the way that the sexes fight, negotiate, and make up?

Then take a look at Susan's latest research based article about advising on the value of the case; Let's Not Make a Deal

"In just 15 percent of all cases, both sides better their position at trial – that is, the plaintiff is awarded more than the defendant offered and the defendant paid less than the plaintiff demanded. In 85 percent of all cases that went to trial, one or both parties were worse off by rejecting the last settlement proposal..."

And while you're there take a look at this interview I recorded last summer when Susan and her husband came down to New Zealand and we met up in the country on a hot, hot day.

Susan, who has more connections than a Hornby Train in her home State of Oregon, will hate me for saying this - but she's a wise owl and we should hear much more from her than we do.

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Geoff Sharp is a Commercial Mediator from Wellington, New Zealand. Geoff works in the Asia Pacific region, including New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Pacific Islands. He is a mediator resolving business problems. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and mediates complex and hotly debated litigation covering a wide range of subject matter from insurance disputes to historic sexual abuse claims.

Geoff is author of the award winning blog mediator blah...blah... a mediation blog experiment in reflective practice and the Mediation vBlog Project, a kind of mediation genome project by video blog.



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