Where are the Collaborative Politicians?

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek PhD Today’s politicians have been forced to polarize; they must see themselves as being (or having to be) viewed as “all-good,” while their opponents have to be viewed as “all-bad.” The recent presidential debates seem to have strengthened this perception. But this problem isn’t just […]

Yes They Can (Talk Civilly)!

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. More and more people (former generals, national commentators, conflict resolution professionals and others) are speaking out about the negativity of the current Presidential election campaign. This negativity is now spilling over into many other state and local campaigns. It seems that all politicians running for office have decided […]

John Edwards, Guilty of Narcissism?

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. I’m writing this before knowing John Edwards’ verdict in North Carolina on charges of violating federal campaign laws by spending nearly $1 million of donors’ money on hiding his affair (and child) with Rielle Hunter. Whatever the outcome, he has already admitted that he is guilty of narcissism: […]