Browsing All posts tagged under »Relationships«

Respect/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2018

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Studs Terkel was an author, actor, and media presence for decades. His radio shows are going to be made available to new listeners online, 10 years after his death. In his memoir “Touch and Go” he explains the art of gaining people’s trust in the following way: “The person recognizes that you respect them, because […]

Tomorrow/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2018

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Just came across this quote about General (and later President) U. S. Grant: A heavy rain has started to fall. As I stood beneath a tree, smoking a cigar and trying to stay dry, I was visited by Gen. Sherman. “Well, Grant,” he said, “we’ve had the devil’s own day, haven’t we?” I replied, “Yes. […]

Risky Business/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2018

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Jay Winik, author and historian, wrote on the topic of “Summitry Can Be Risky Business, for the WSJ. (May 4,2018). High-profile summit meetings, we are told, can have unforeseeable consequences. In 1986, President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Gorbachev insisted on an agreement that the US agree to limit its missile-defense […]

Handling Adversity/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 28, 2018

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How did Southwest Airlines handle the air disaster after the engine malfunction on Flight 1380? According TO Scott McCartney, in an April 28,2018 WSJ article, airline employees were immediately dispatched to help airline passengers with travel arrangements and even trauma counseling. But how does one deal with the negative publicity that accompanies tragic stories such […]

Starting Anew/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 15, 2018

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Joann Lublin penned an article for the Wall Street Journal (April 12, 2018) on how top managers bounce back after being dismissed from a previous position. A study by G. H. Smart & Co. found that nearly 25% of current executives had been dismissed at least one time. It has been theorized that people who […]

Remember Monica?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 10, 2018

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Abby Ellin wrote about Monica Lewinsky in the WSJ of March 10, 2018. She wrote as a follow-up to a recent article written by Ms. Lewinsky for the current issue of Vanity Fair. In that article, Ms. Lewinsky accuses former President Clinton of “gross abuse of power” for his treatment of her. To this assertion, […]

The Need to Be Heard/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2018

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Mediation provides a safe space for two (or more) parties to discuss their differences. The Wall Street Journal weekend magazine of 2/17/18 carried an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey is now a contributor to the long-running “Sixty Minutes”. What does Ms. Winfrey try to accomplish? “Once you feel heard, you are willing to hear […]