What sets each of us apart is not just our technical knowledge, but the experiences from outside the conference room that we bring to the discussion. - Jeffrey Fink
Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 26, 2013
Jeffrey Fink has announced he is celebrating the milestone of posting his 25th free article to his unique mediation blog kungfumediation.com, where he uses his experience as a second-degree Black Belt in Kung Fu to share insights from the martial arts into the world of negotiation and dispute resolution.
”People in the dispute resolution world – mediators, arbitrators, collaborative lawyers and others – write about all kinds of substantive, technical matters. I like writing these kinds of articles, too,” said Fink. “However, I have also been sharing some musings about how to approach negotiations from a different perspective that I call Kung Fu Mediation. On the one hand, we engage some of the same cognitive systems in physical conflict as we do with more abstract battles of the kind that find their way into a lawyer’s or mediator’s office. It can help us all to be aware of those systems and the strategies that come out of them. On the other hand, everybody, no matter how saintly, has the potential to lose their temper if pushed too hard, and most of us can benefit from the skills that martial artists bring to the table to manage anger. It’s a different point of view than many other ADR professionals,” said Fink. “What sets each of us apart is not just our technical knowledge, but the experiences from outside the conference room that we bring to the discussion.”
Fink does not charge for access to KungFuMediation.com, where past essays have explored themes like “Kung Fu Negotiation: Double-Secret Tai Chi Skills,” the power of Active Listening and “Trust: The Power Behind the Punch.” “I see the Kung Fu Mediation blog as a public service to both the mediation community and clients,” Fink said. “Blog readers might learn some techniques from the kung fu masters that will help them approach conflict more successfully. Over the last 25 articles, the reaction has been really positive.”