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A Lesson From Social Media/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 27, 2020

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Damon Centola is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He recently conducted an experiment in which he divided diehard Democrats and Republicans into “echo chambers”. There, each group was put into close proximity with those who held differing political beliefs. After these interactions, the participants were shown to have become less polarized rather than […]

Handling Arguments/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 27, 2020

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Marla Tabaka of Inc magazine, recently wrote “Leaders Don’t Argue, They Teach”. She gives insights into the theme of how leaders act with emotional intelligence. What skills can one use to redirect an argument? Ms. Tabaka’s summary includes the following: *Remain Self-Aware: It is nearly impossible for one who “needs to be right” to be […]

VP Biden Was Not the First/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 15, 2020

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One of the mainstays of the Trump campaign speech (both for Trump Sr. and Trump Jr.) is making reference to Vice President Biden’s “staying in the basement”. This strategy of “lying low” is actually not a new one at all. According to historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (“Leadership in Turbulent Times”) President Lincoln stayed in his […]

The Art of Compromise/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 7, 2020

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When parties in a dispute are at the point of deadlock, compromise can be a useful strategy. I am currently reading a book about Rep. John Lewis, “The Truth is Marching On” by Jon Meacham. The narrative reviews the 1941 dream of A. Philip Randolph, a civil rights leader, to organize a March on Washington. […]