Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2016«

Short Mediation Thought/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 19, 2016

0

When President Truman prepared to leave the White House, he mused that President Eisenhower, his successor, would not like the Presidential experience. Referring to President Eisenhower’s experience as General, President Truman said: “He will give orders but will be surprised when none of them are heeded.” If you have a controversy and want to have […]

Mediation Wisdom/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 11, 2016

0

Stephen Anderson, Esq. is a former attorney whose professional time is now spent as a mediator in England. He was recently interviewed by a newspaper which discussed the increase in divorces during the month of January. (The article also discusses a day known as “divorce day”!) In discussing how divorce mediation can be most helpful […]

Negotiation 2.0/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2016

0

Jake Tapper, CNN reporter, wrote for the “Wired” periodical on surviving presidential campaigns. He gave the following advice: “[D]o your future self a favor and don’t send that angry email.” Email and social media have made communication fast, easy, and sometimes toxic. There is not even a second that passes from the moment you hit […]

Negotiation 1.0/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2016

0

Time Magazine had an interesting piece on Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. In a fractured Congress, how does he expect to get work accomplished? The Ryan answer was simple: “If I can’t get a mile, I’ll take an inch.” Negotiation is the art of knowing what is possible to attain. Ask for too much […]