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Under Attack/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 18, 2019

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There is an expression that in war the first casualty is truth. Nations often black out the news, distort the news, censor the news, etc so as to heighten the chances for victory. William Ury, mediator and author, has another take on a more benign attack. When a person is personally attacked, Ury maintains, s/he […]

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; […]

Mediation and Moccasins/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 4, 2019

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A dispute has more than one side. It is easier to resolve a dispute if both parties are also willing to view it from the other party’s side. There is an expression that advises us to “never judge a man until you walk a mile in his moccasins”. By viewing the other person’s perspective, you […]

Disruptive Behavior/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 4, 2019

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President Trump has been referred to, by supporters and detractors alike, as a disrupter. He does not follow the usual rules of Presidential protocol or behavior. Thus, he disrupts the traditional patterns of conducting Presidential business. He has veered from what was once considered to be “normal” behavior. In a mediation process, a relationship has […]

Cognitive Dissonance/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 20, 2019

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An article by Professor Kathleen D. Vohs on cognitive dissonance appeared at WashPo on July 18, 2019. The question at hand was how was it possible for supporters of President Trump not to protest the comment that 4 Congresswomen go back to the places from which they came. To many, the racist intent of these […]

Women’s Soccer in Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 29, 2019

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The following news appeared at http://www.csnbc.com website on June 24, 2019: The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway and teams from around the world are fighting for the championship title — as well as equal pay. In 2016, five U.S. women’s players filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and […]

Trump 2.0/MartinRosenfeld, JD

June 22, 2019

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Supporters of President Trump are not all unaware of his perceived deficits among many Americans. How then can he get re-elected? The new hope seems to be that the negatives will be considered less important than the positive successes he has already attained. This post is not about political prognostication.However,there is something attractive about the […]