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Mediation Civility/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 8, 2018

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A post appeared on mediate.com in August 2018 on sample Mediation Ground Rules. It was written by James Melamed, and it contained 12 rules to ensure an orderly and successful mediation process. I will “cherry pick” 4 of the Melamed “rules” and add a fifth of my own. These rules are basic, civil, and quite […]

Two Parties, Two Sides/ Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 13, 2018

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In a post dated August 12, 2018, Professor Max H. Bazerman, of the Harvard Business School, discussed negotiation theory. What is it that many people in a negotiation forget to note? “Many people neglect to think about the other side’s point of view.” Think …”about the world from the other side’s perspective.” Each party believes […]

The Trump Formula/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 8, 2018

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Julian Zelizer, writing recently for cnn.com described how President Trump deals with many of his favorite issues. He dehumanizes his “opponent”; he generates fear; and he then describes the action he proposes to take. (Think e.g. immigation issue.)This script leaves behind a legacy of mistrust and division. Does it sound familiar? In contested matters such […]

An Educator Discusses Civility/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 24, 2018

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Dean Paula M. Cohen, of Drexel University, wrote an op-ed piece for the WSJ on March 24, 2018. Entitled “A Riot of Civility Erupts in Philly–Of All Places”, Ms. Cohen is for conversation and against name-calling. She holds monthly meetings with students and discusses issues with the thought of allowing differing points of view to […]

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. […]

Constructive Conversation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 23, 2017

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A recent article appeared at mediate.com by Judy Ringer. The title of the article is straightforward: “We Have to Talk: A Step-by-Step Checklist for Difficult Discussions.” All discussions where this undergird a non-agreement are difficult ones. In the discussion that is sub-titled “Inquiry”, several trenchant points are made. 1. Maintain curiosity The late radio psychologist […]

Having Better Conversations/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 2, 2017

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Celeste Headlee has written on “10 Ways to a Better Conversation”. This advice will aid in mediations, negotiations, and all conversations. Among her suggestions are the following: If you expect no response or disagreement, settle for writing a blog. Conversations of all types invite responses. Do not pontificate. Don’t assume your experience is the same […]