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I am a Professional Certified Mediator with a private practice serving King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. I am the author of, "Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies" and a contributing author of "Thriving in the Workplace For Dummies" (Wiley Publishing). I am a certified member of the Washington Mediation Association was nominated for the 2010 Mediator of the Year Award in response to my outreach efforts. My mediation cases range from assisting couples through divorce and parenting plans to creating new workplace environments for organizations of all sizes. You can learn more about me by visiting my website at www.vivianscottmediation.com

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Tips for Working with Multiple Bosses

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

When companies consolidate departments or lay-off employees, the action often results in administrative support staff working with multiple bosses.  Though the strategic goal is to save money, the act can backfire if the new normal doesn’t quickly fall into place.  Assistants play a critical role in how swiftly that happens.  Here are a few tips to help:

1)     Acknowledge that bosses are unique individuals.  Managers don’t all come with the same personality, or work…

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3 Stupid Things Middle Managers Do

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:31pm 0 Comments

I help resolve all sorts of conflicts but the ones I get questioned about the most are the ones having to do with the workplace.  Granted, most of the questions come in the form of hushed tones coupled with clandestine gestures that I’m supposed to recognize as some sort of universal sign language, but these inquiries always remind me of just how difficult it is sometimes to maneuver through our jobs.  So, back to the topic I go. 

You know that being an employee isn’t always easy so…

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Taking a Commercial Break

Posted on July 15, 2012 at 2:05pm 0 Comments

Sometimes you just have to admit that what you’re doing is obvious.  This is one of those times.  Here’s a blatant plug for two new products my partner and I just launched at www.anytimeseminars.com.

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Behaviors that Cause Conflict (and what to do about them).  This webinar gets to the point really quickly, so from start-to-finish it’s under an hour.  Everything from micromanaging to dishonesty is addressed.  You’ll get a…

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Naughty or Nice Meter

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Santa has mad skills when it comes to deciding who’s naughty or nice, but I’ve been wondering lately how the rest of us determine such things.  After listening to loads of people both in and out of conflict situations, I’ve come to the conclusion that what we do is collect lots of information and then funnel the bits into an internal meter.  The device considers everything we know (and some things we don’t know) and then the arrow points in one direction or the other.  Some of the criteria…

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At 1:12pm on January 13, 2011, Bradi Nathan said…
Hi Vivian,
An official welcome to Butterfly- so glad you joined and thanks for contributing to Butterfly's editorial section! 

Start your journey here by networking with like-minded women in the many groups like ENTREPRENEUR MOMS or start a Washington State Moms group of your own. (groups under Members tab/on homepage).

Enjoy the mom mentor videos like the one with Martha Byrne, soap star & NJ mom. Martha auditioned at 10 for Annie! Click videos/interviews to watch the moms we've interviewed: Gloria Allred, Kathie Lee, Rebecca Lobo, Malaak Compton-Rock, Jill Zarin, LIsa Bloom, Liz Lange...

Please comment & blog further about your work/life experiences! Enjoy the content & conversation and you can use the invite tab to help us empower more moms like you.

Any questions let us know and thanks for your support!
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Bradi, Co-Founder
 
 
 
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