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The Valued Employee

Large corporations typically have Human Resources Departments which handle employee complaints and disputes, and assist in regulating employee matters with handbooks, employee manuals, and training exercises. In small to medium size businesses, the Human Resource...

Mediation for the Masses

Mediation is the art of dispute resolution. The mediation process is one where parties misaligned in a dispute meet with a neutral and impartial third party who acts to encourage and facilitate a resolution of the dispute, without prescribing what that resolution...

The Tyranny of Expectations

In conversation with an estate planning client one day, I learned a valuable perspective. Millie was complaining about someone or something, and said “You know, Steve. It’s always about the tyranny of expectations.” Immediately my mind sorted through the decades of...