Browsing All posts tagged under »Stephen Covey«

Einstein & Win-Win/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 28, 2020


The successful author, Stephen Covey, wrote a book that illustrates the principle of Win-Win. The title of the work is “The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems”. The advice found in that work is simple: “Win-Win is a belief in the Third Alternative. It’s not your way or my way, it’s a better way.” […]

Understanding/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 26, 2020


A comedian once stated that he went to a prizefight and then “a hockey match broke out”. What does one do when one is trying to mediate and then the aforementioned hickey match breaks out? Recriminations, insults, and loud banter break out. How do you take control over the process and lead it to still […]

Mediation Advice for the New Decade/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2020


In Stephen Covey’s work, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, he lists this as Habit #3: “Broken focus is the number one reason people fail. It’s not enough to start off on the right track; you must successfully avoid the unnecessary distractions and attractions of life that aim to sidetrack you… The main thing […]

Be Prepared/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 28, 2018


On May 6, 2018, journalists Brian Bennett and Teresa Berenson, of Time Magazine, penned an article which discussed the fact that President Trump was not invested in spending much time in preparation for the talks with North Korea. Apparently, he was planning to rely on his own instincts. In the article, David Pressman, a former […]

Having Better Conversations/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 2, 2017


Celeste Headlee has written on “10 Ways to a Better Conversation”. This advice will aid in mediations, negotiations, and all conversations. Among her suggestions are the following: If you expect no response or disagreement, settle for writing a blog. Conversations of all types invite responses. Do not pontificate. Don’t assume your experience is the same […]