Einstein and ADR/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

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.” A certain type of thinking led to an impasse. A “better way” of finding a solution is effected when new and creative thinking is brought to beat. Albert Einstein is believed to have authored the following statement: “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them”. Getting to Win-Win involves inter alia creativity, building of trust, and focusing on interests and not positions. The work is not easy but it is essential if we wish to seek a “better way” in conflict resolution.

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