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Peaceful Coping /Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 28, 2020

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In the November 25, 2020 WSJ, Elizabeth Bernstein provided, in her article about politics and polarization, communication tips from William Doherty. How does one talk to someone whose views differ from their own? This article preceded Thanksgiving, and clearly there was an assumption that Holidays bring people together (at least on Zoom), this leads to […]

Prudence/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 14, 2020

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I just read a vignette about President Dwight Eisenhower. Someone handed him a sealed envelope and told the President its contents was for his review. President Eisenhower refused to open the envelope as it was his policy to only review documents that had first been reviewed by an aide. He wanted to ensure that at […]

Compromise/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 6, 2020

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This one from Pakistani stateman Imran Khan: “Compromise for you dream but do not compromise on your dream.” Compromise is a necessary means of getting to Win-Win. Or, to quote comedian Steven Wright: “You can’t have it all. Where would you put it?”. Give and take leads to Win-Win. Being stuck in your position? Well […]

Because it is Hard/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 4, 2020

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When President Kennedy spoke about space travel he explained that he was pushing for the NASA program “[N]ot because it is easy but because it is hard.” In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal (November 2, 2020)on the effect from the COVID virus on businesses, a restaurant owner, Ms. Tracy Shields, explains why […]