Respect/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2018

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Studs Terkel was an author, actor, and media presence for decades. His radio shows are going to be made available to new listeners online, 10 years after his death. In his memoir “Touch and Go” he explains the art of gaining people’s trust in the following way: “The person recognizes that you respect them, because […]

Have We No Decency?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 13, 2018

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After Sen. John McCain announced his opposition to CIA nominee Gina Haspel, Kathy Sadler of the White Hose staff mad a crude reference to the fact that the Arizona Senator was likely to soon die. Maria Shriver posted this tweet in reaction “I feel badly that we have lost our decency. We have forgotten how […]

Tomorrow/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2018

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Just came across this quote about General (and later President) U. S. Grant: A heavy rain has started to fall. As I stood beneath a tree, smoking a cigar and trying to stay dry, I was visited by Gen. Sherman. “Well, Grant,” he said, “we’ve had the devil’s own day, haven’t we?” I replied, “Yes. […]

Risky Business/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2018

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Jay Winik, author and historian, wrote on the topic of “Summitry Can Be Risky Business, for the WSJ. (May 4,2018). High-profile summit meetings, we are told, can have unforeseeable consequences. In 1986, President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Gorbachev insisted on an agreement that the US agree to limit its missile-defense […]

Handling Adversity/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 28, 2018

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How did Southwest Airlines handle the air disaster after the engine malfunction on Flight 1380? According TO Scott McCartney, in an April 28,2018 WSJ article, airline employees were immediately dispatched to help airline passengers with travel arrangements and even trauma counseling. But how does one deal with the negative publicity that accompanies tragic stories such […]

Trust/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 19, 2018

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On April 18, 2018 Dana Milbank wrote an op-ed on the flip-flops of President Trump. In this piece, Mr. Milbank discusses Ambassador Nikki Haley’s repudiation by White House staff on her assurance that Russia was to be subjected to additional sanctions. Trump inconsistencies on China, Syria, Korea, etc. were outlined. The title of the piece? […]

Starting Anew/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 15, 2018

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Joann Lublin penned an article for the Wall Street Journal (April 12, 2018) on how top managers bounce back after being dismissed from a previous position. A study by G. H. Smart & Co. found that nearly 25% of current executives had been dismissed at least one time. It has been theorized that people who […]