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The Tool of Silence/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 7, 2019

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Phyllis Polack, a prolific writer on mediation, recently penned “Silence is Golden” at https://www.mediate.com/articles/pollack-silence-golden.cfm. The gist of this piece is that effective mediation requires the gift of listening. However, at times, a mediator may choose to resort to the use of silence. Pausing in silence, can be a powerful tool. As an example, think of […]

How to Criticize and Be Heard/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 31, 2019

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An article appeared on March 22,2019, on the website for the periodical “Fast Company”. It is entitled “Why the ‘Velvet Hammer’ is a Better Way to Give Constructive Criticism”. The gist of the article is that there is indeed a proper way to deliver “bad news” to a party. The following explanation speaks for itself: […]

Staying Calm/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 31, 2019

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A few days ago, the 9 Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff, called for him to resign his position on the Committee in response to the Mueller report. A brief view of the Schiff response may be found at youtube.com (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6fKbEqurZA). The notable quality of the Schiff response is how […]

Feuding With the Dead/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 24, 2019

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On March 21,2019 former Senator Joseph Lieberman wrote a piece for the Washington Post on a proper response to the President’s attacks on the late Senator John McCain. The op-ed was written by a friend, as a defense/tribute to the late Senator. What did Senator McCain teach by example? 1. He was forgiving. He spent […]

Negotiation and Chaos/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 13, 2019

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The negotiation on the Wall was, at its worst, chaotic. Government shutdowns, twitter storms, aborted meetings,etc surely point to a lack of order or purpose. Is chaos a sure sign of a failed negotiation? The answer may be “No”. In 2014, Professor Michael Wheeler of Harvard Business School,wrote a book entitled: “The Art of Negotiation: […]

Ohio As a Mediation Pioneer/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

February 11, 2019

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A unique Court program is described at https://sc.courtinnovations.com/OHFCMC. Potential litigants in Columbus, Ohio are welcomed to a no-cost program that will guide them through a process that may lead to a resolution. The site offers the parties short videos describing mediation, and a “negotiation space”. This space is an “online space to negotiate a satisfactory […]

A Simple Clause/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 11, 2019

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I had a Professor for an Education class who pointed out that teachers should not shy away from personal discussions. Specifically, she urged the students, once in a classroom, to discuss why they chose to be teachers. It is only natural that a teacher of the young explain why they wish to teach the young. […]