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Mediator as a Neutral/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 15, 2019

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Reuters reported the following on October 10, 2019 :”U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds following Turkey’s offensive on U.S.-allied Kurds in northeast Syria.” After giving Turkey the “green light” to “clear a path” in Syria where Kurds had been stationed, could he still be […]

Fake Weather?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 5, 2019

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By now most everyone knows about Pres. Trump warning that Hurricane Dorian was heading towards Alabama. The only problem was that it wasn’t doing that. The president then produced an altered weather map to prove his “point”. On this miscue, Chris Cillizza of cnn.com posted (September 5, 2019) “Donald Trump’s Alabama Obsession Reveals a Very […]

A QuoteThat Says it All/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 27, 2019

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I just saw this quote: “When you’re at the edge of a cliff, sometimes progress is a step backwards.” — Anonymous This truism defines life with all its complexity. Sometimes, taking a step backwards is progress. In mediation, too, unless you are Wiley Coyote, don’t go over the cliff. Learn when it is time to […]

Listening/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 18, 2019

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A good mediator must be a good listener. What happens when one feels s/he is being heard? William Ury, mediator guru, sums it all up in one sentence: “When you listen to someone, it’s the most profound act of respect.” Many complain in life that they are not “being heard”. It is often no wonder; […]

The Awful Parent/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 6, 2019

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On June 4, 2019, Clare Ansberry wrote an article for WSJ about the screaming parent who ruins Little League games by his/her obnoxious demeanor at a child’s e.g. baseball game. What does this parent do? “[Kids} hate the nonverbal stuff. They don’t want them (i.e. parents) to act up. And if they do, kids see […]

Saying Farewell/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 28, 2019

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Chip Cutter wrote an article for the WSJ (April 11,2019) entitled “Bosses Seek a Kinder Way to Fire People”. Suzanne Gleason, a Director of Staffing for Global Employment Solutions, suggested that empathy is a key component of the termination process. “Help keep the integrity of the person intact.” Compassion for departing employees is of great […]

Negotiating a Wall/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 28, 2019

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After the government shutdown, President Trump announced that there would be a few weeks to negotiate a new deal on the Wall, while there was an interim budget. A deadline was set for February 15, 2019 and the request for 5+ Billion Dollars was re-affirmed. Despite it all, the president put the odds of an […]