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The Need to Be Heard/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2018

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Mediation provides a safe space fr two (or more) parties to discuss their differences. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine of 2/17/18 carried an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey is now a contributor to the long-running “Sixty Minutes”. What does Ms. Winfrey try to accomplish? “Once you feel heard, you are willing to hear […]

Lesson From the Korean Impasse/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 17, 2018

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Walter Russell Mead, of the WSJ, in an article on Kim Yo Jong, wrote on 2/13/18 about the efforts to bring North Korea’s nuclear program under control. (Notice the step-by-step RX for finding a solution.) “All this is to say that the effort to denuclearize North Korea is an uphill climb. That does not mean […]

Mediation in the U.K.

February 11, 2018

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I came across an article about an English mediator that first appeared in 2012. It can be found at http://www.theguardian.com/money-march/09/2012/working-life-divorce-mediator. In the article an attorney explains why he spurned a career of litigation for one in mediation. The attorney/mediator, Neal Robinson, said the following to explain the draw of mediation: “It’s all about the balance […]

Advice From an Attorney-Mediator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 2, 2018

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Jo Edwards is a British attorney and mediator. Her work can be found at http://www.ITV.com. Ms. Edwards has advice for all who are confronting an upcoming divorce: *Do not rush the process. The divorce is a legal transaction. The decisions to be made will have impact for much of your future life. Do not feel […]

Mediation in the Open Spaces/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

February 2, 2018

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I chanced upon a short video on Youtube dealing with how a park in Germany has become safer due to attempts to use mediation to create a positive environment. The guiding principle of the mediation program is “Conversation; not Confrontation”. The video is brief but shows the multi-faceted reach of mediation principles and their application. […]

The Sense of Entitlement/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 27, 2018

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Katie Shonk wrote a piece for the Program on Negotiation (Harvard University) entitled “In business Negotiations, Eat Before You Negotiate”. Ms. Shonk points out that students who weer part of a study felt greater entitlement when they weer hungry than when they were well-fed. The reason for this attitude seemed to be based on the […]

How Many Options Do We Need?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 19, 2018

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Professor Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School poses this question: “Did you ever see a house for sale and decide right then and there that you need to bid on it? You have fallen head over heels for this house. It is then likely that you will not be in a strong bargaining position. You […]