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You Have to “Get It”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 28, 2017

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Matt Lattimer was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He was recently cited as giving “advice” for President Trump as the President readied for his State of the Union speech. Mr. Lattimer was quoted as saying this:”Trump doesn’t have to reinvent himself, but he does have to show that he gets it.” It is […]

Golda Meir and Mediation Theory/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 28, 2017

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Golda Meir was a very insightful and practical political leader during her tenure as Prime Minister of Israel. She was once asked if she foresaw the time when militant enemies of Israel might be willing to talk with Israel about the prospect of peace. She replied that she saw this as a possibility but with […]

Trust Your Gut/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2017

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Deborah E. Lipstadt is an historian who has written much about the fact that there are still Holocaust deniers who disseminate their contorted views on the Holocaust period. In a recent article found at Esquire.Com, Jerad W. Alexander wrote a piece after interviewing Professor Lipstadt, entitled “A Holocaust Historian Explains Why People Believe Trump’s Lies”. […]

Patience

February 19, 2017

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One of the strengths a mediator must possess is having the gift of patience. A solution that may not immediately be apparent, may well develop if the parties continue the dedicated work of talking, negotiating, and pursuing a proper solution to the question at hand. The mediator must be prepared to work in trying to […]

Wayne Dyer

February 5, 2017

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The late Dr. Wayne Dyer was a gifted therapist, speaker, and thinker. It is not surprising that he had a thought or two about conflict resolution. This is one such insight: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The Talmud, the compendium of ancient rabbinic thought, opines that in any disputed matter that is presented to […]

A Super Bowl Mediation Thought/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 3, 2017

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Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is known for his pragmatic and generous approach to life. He is also a significant force in the great success of his football team. He was recently asked by a writer for the NY Daily News about his relationship with the Commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell. […]