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Win-Win By the Numbers/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 5, 2020

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The Program on Negotiation of Harvard University had a discussion on Win-Win at https://www.pon.harvard.edu/daily/win-win-daily/what-is-a-win-win-negotiation? (August 22,2020). Win-Win is a concept that states that two parties, with seemingly different goals, could get to a point where they “won” on the points most important to them. The following example serves to bring this point home: “3. Different […]

Styles of Obama & Biden/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 17, 2020

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Alex Thompson is the Political National Reporter for Politico.com. On August 14, 2020, he wrote a piece discussing the relationship between President Obama and his VP, Joseph Biden. (“The President Was Not Encouraging: What Obama Really thought About Biden”)Clearly the two men had different styles and personalities. Some of the insights found in the article […]

Showing Class/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 16, 2020

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This tweet was sent out by VP Joseph Biden upon learning the of the death of Robert Trump: “Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert’s passing. I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these. […]

Life After Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 4, 2020

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Divorce is a traumatic event but there has to be life after divorce. How does one begin to put together the foundation of a new life? Divorce Magazine conducted an interview with Dr. Harville Hendrix on this topic and others. The article was published on August 26, 2019, and simply entitled as “Exclusive Interview with […]

Parenting Post-Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 5, 2020

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I just came across a blogsite which is authored by Pastor Thom Dick, who serves as Assistant Pastor at the Canadian Southland Church. In an article found here, the Pastor discusses how parenting can work even after divorce.: https://www.mysteinbach.ca/blogs/9555/three-keys-to-successfully-co-parent-after-divorce/ There are three rules to consider in post-divorce parenting. They are as follows: 1. Assume that […]

Max Lucado/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 10, 2020

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Recognize the name Max Lucado? I didn’t either before day. But he is an author, clergyman and believer in the human capacity to achieve and to grow in life. Here are two quotes, both of them in the spirit of Win-Win and mediation process: “Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional” It is wise to […]

Expressing Feelings/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 14, 2019

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The Program of Negotiation/Harvard University, published a post by Kathy Shonk, on December 12, 2019, entitled “Four Ways to Manage Conflict in the Workplace”. Specifically, the discussion included a treatment on the expression of emotions. Is it OK to express feelings of e.g disappointment, anger, hurt, etc. The answer to this question is in the […]

Alan Alda, Divorce Atty/Martin Rosenfeld, Esq

November 13, 2019

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Alan Alda is currently appearing in a movie about divorce (“Marriage Story”). In a recent interview he said that there is a paradox when people with children get divorced. They have failed in their ability to communicate during their marriage and yet their need to co-parent their children will demand enhanced communication. This is the […]

Collaboration/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 7, 2019

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In the September 19, 2019 edition of the WSJ, Joann Lublin wrote about “To Get Ahead, Rivals Get Along”. The finding of the article is that employers prefer to elevate collaborative executives. Collaborative behavior is sought out because it demonstrates effective leadership. Politics, we are told, has become a tribal affair. There is an element […]

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 […]