Browsing All posts tagged under »Negotiation«

Is Money Everything?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 27, 2018

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The Reader’s Digest recently had this “quotable quote” from Divorce Lawyer Laura Wasser: “Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it provides more comfortable despair.” In a divorce negotiation, or any other scenario for that matter, does more money mean a better result for a client? My answer is “maybe”. Where a person needs support to maintain […]

Email Won’t Replace Conversation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 26, 2018

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The Program on Negotiation (PON) of Harvard University, published an article (September 20, 2018) entitled “The Pitfalls of Negotiating Over Email”. We probably know intuitively that Email is not a perfect communication vehicle. The post discusses some of its weaknesses. It is difficult to read a statement on paper, and determine if the writer is […]

Wisdom From a Former President/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2018

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Jon Meacham, an historian and author, wrote a piece for the NY Times on December 29. 2017. His contribution was entitled: “Donald Trump and the Limits of the Reality TV Presidency”. Mr. Meacham quotes President Eisenhower about leadership style: “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. Any damn fool can do that, […]

Jumping on a Log/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

July 16, 2017

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I saw the following quote in an article on business practice: “Just because you see a log floating in the water, does not mean you have to jump on it.” In business, this likely means there is no obligation to follow every lead towards an investment, sale, etc. In a negotiation or mediation, it may […]

Negotiating Tip/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 19, 2016

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This negotiation strategy comes from this week’s segment of the Harvard Program on Negotiation: Sunday Minute Summary: Don’t just focus on what each party wants in your negotiations. Adopt an investigative mindset and ask why? A teacher of mine once stated that people do not do things without reason. They may do things for a […]

Defining Success in Mediations/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 11, 2014

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A mediator and trainer, Katherine Graham, recently penned an article at mediate.com on “What’s a ‘Successful’ Mediation?”. Some of Ms. Graham’s points will be outlined here: THE PARTIES ENGAGED WITH THE PROCESS In successful mediations, parties communicate. They speak and they listen. Successful mediations are marked by honesty and respect. Parties who have adverse interests […]

Justice For the Agunah, The Bais Din, Shabbos, and He Who Would Withhold a Get/Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

June 7, 2014

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(This article is reprinted with permission by Rabbi Safran. It has appeared at matzav.com. MR) Not every marriage is successful. Despite our desire for each to be perfect, we know the truth is that there are hundreds of reasons a man and a woman, once joined in love and joy, should no longer remain together. […]