Author Archives: Maria Hanna Joseph

About Maria Hanna Joseph

Maria Hanna Joseph is Principal of Joseph Mediation. Her 25 years of experience in employment law, include 16+ of work and mediating for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination which through which she has gained valuable insight into the MCAD, its practices and decision making. This, as well as her experience in plaintiff and defense litigation, with private and public sector clients, international and local business concerns, and in issues from harassment and discrimination, to noncompetition agreements, business operation, transgender workplace matters, retaliation and many others, lend her valuable perspective for understanding and mediating an array of legal and personal issues. In terms of volume, Maria has served more than 2,000 cases. Maria's practice has been honed with study of mediation at Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers, negotiation at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, and in the disciplines of Transformative Mediation and Family/Domestic Mediation, which are significant assets in managing the personal nature of employment disputes, and conflict in general. Attorneys and parties know Maria as candid, pragmatic and persevering in her commitment to help them achieve meaningful settlements while keeping sight of their most important interests. The insight and creativity afforded by her experience and training are realized in the resolutions that manifest. These qualities, along with her demeanor and the trust she engenders, have earned Maria a reputation for being able to manage highly tense and fraught situations and individuals, and settle a wide variety of disputes and tough cases.

Recognize: The Importance Of Nuanced Delivery

Harvard Business Review – Professional Transitions “The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important” Megan Beck Barry Libert FEBRUARY 15, 2017 “The booming growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), like most transformational technologies …  It’s exciting to … Continue reading

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Some Thank Yous

This is a special time of year for remembering all there is to be grateful for.  As part of that, I give thanks for friends and colleagues who make our professions and lives more fulfilling. I am thankful for your … Continue reading

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On my grateful list

During this month of Thanksgiving, I have been reflecting on the things I am most grateful for. One of the greatest is our talented and dedicated community of peace makers and problem solvers. Thank you for the work you do … Continue reading

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Could Predictive Intelligence Provide a Win-Win For Employers and Employees?

A version of the following article appeared in the September 2016 issue (pp.20–21) of Harvard Business Review. Why People Quit Their Jobs Some find value in “predictive intelligence because it helps … reduce clients’ attrition—and spot things that may be … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late, or Too Early

Anytime there is more than one possible outcome, the option of a negotiated resolution always exists. So the next time you’re asked, “When is it possible to mediate” or “When is a good time,” the simple answer is, “Anytime both … Continue reading

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