Doug Nathan is Managing Partner of conflictmatters, providing conflict resolution and leadership development services to Public and Private Sector clients. What do poetry, conflict engagement and leadership development have in common? I've been working with them as levers of change within businesses, government, and non-profit organizations for over 17 years. I work as a public speaker, writer, coach, facilitator and trainer to share innovative approaches to leadership and team-building. As a mediator, I help people find common ground during stressful life transitions such as eldercare decision-making, dissolution, community disagreements, and business disputes. I design and deliver in-person and online classes on creativity and innovation, negotiation, challenging conversations for managers, and influence without authority.
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Confessions of a Mediator
I have a confession and I hope you won’t think less of me for it.
Stories That Lead
Most of us learn in school how to write with our analytic note, and then spend a lifetime polishing this note at work. We learn about transition lines. Transitions provide logical links between ideas. But language contains both rational and emotional content. To explore the range of our voice, we can notice transformation lines. Transformation lines connect emotional states.
The Making Of A Mediator
Law and psychology are two common paths to mediation. Many of the professional mediators I know come from those fields. But other professions offer opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful mediator. My work as a teacher and writer led me to conflict resolution.