Browsing All posts tagged under »President Trump”«

The Power of Persuasion/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 5, 2019

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Tonight is the President’s 2019 State of the Union Address. The anticipation lies in people guessing what the President will say, or not say, about the Wall. I came across a book review of a work written long ago (1960)entitled “Presidential Power” by Richard Neustadt. The authors describes one of the powers a successful President […]

Negotiating a Wall/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 28, 2019

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After the government shutdown, President Trump announced that there would be a few weeks to negotiate a new deal on the Wall, while there was an interim budget. A deadline was set for February 15, 2019 and the request for 5+ Billion Dollars was re-affirmed. Despite it all, the president put the odds of an […]

What is a Negotiation?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 18, 2019

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A recent article appeared at HuffingonPost.com (1/16/19)entitled “How Bad is Trump at Making Deals? Even Worse Than you Think”. The author, Emily Peck, wrote about an upcoming issue of PON Quarterly, the Harvard journal that discusses negotiation. Ms. Peck points out that the irony of Mr. Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” is that Mr. […]

The Power To…/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 24, 2018

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As the 2018 political year reaches its “final resting place”, experts are weighing in. The US President has great power. Has President Trump used his power to build or has he used it to disrupt and/or destroy? I leave the answer to the reader. However, in all negotiations, parties have power to act or fail […]

What is the Opposite of Win-Win?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 18, 2018

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In mediation theory, the term Win-Win is used quite often. The need to get both sides to “win” on some important points is never overstated. But do people really try to achieve Win-Lose? A textbook example of Win-Lose is discussed in a piece for the Wall Street Journal (10/17/18) by William A. Galston. This is […]

Civility 2.0/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 19, 2018

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On July 13, 2018, Paul Krugman of the NYT, wrote an op-ed on the president’s mistreatment of allies and coddling of venal dictators. He coined the phrase of “making bullying great again”. It merits a chuckle if nothing else. But how do you negotiate or discuss differences with those you disagree with? Is it possible […]

Addendum to Prior Post

June 24, 2018

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In a follow-up to the comments by President Trump that were dismissive of Rep. Sanford, divorced in the prior post, the Washington Post tried to elicit comments by colleagues of Rep. Sanford. This was the reaction of one politico who was present when the comments were made: ” ‘It was a couple days long enough […]