Divorced Parents and Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 3, 2019

0

On April 3, 2019, Jennifer Wolf penned an article for verywellfamily.com entitled “Communication Tools for Co-Parents”. Ms. Wolf lists a number of apps that help improve the quality of communication for co-parents who are no longer married when they make decisions that concern their children. The issues might be scheduling concerns, sharing of expenses made […]

Mediating Sports Disputes/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 28, 2019

0

The Supreme Court has dealt with three cases centering around arbitration clauses, during this term. Management often favors arbitration clauses as it is seen as delivering a quick and more predictable result than other means that are available. In arbitration,one or more third-party arbitrators issue a ruling that is usually binding. Often, in sports disputes, […]

Saying Farewell/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 28, 2019

0

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 […]

The Tool of Silence/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 7, 2019

0

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

0

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

0

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

0

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 […]