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The Key to Wisdom/Martin Rosenfeld

July 17, 2013


There is an expression in the Talmudic literature that states the following: “The safeguard for wisdom is silence.” One of the legendary legislators of this past centurt was the Speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn. Mr. Rayburn was known for his laconic and reserved personality. When asked why he spoke so little in public, he […]

Talking As A Cure/Martin Rosenfeld

April 15, 2013


A recent article by Laura Landro appeared in the Wall Street Journal on the topic of communication and the doctor-patient relationship. One fascinating insight was that 44% of patients do not know why they are going to have surgery. When such important events are not properly understood it becomes clear that better communication is needed. […]

What Comprises Half of Communication?

August 13, 2010


You might be married and desire better communication. Or, you might be going through divorce and desire more productive dialogue. There is an article that discusses the art of listening and it is worth reading. It is written for the workplace but its application is universal. The article tells us, in simple but poignant terms, that half of […]