LEADING THROUGH CONFLICT

conflict

As the world grows smaller, the opportunities for conflicts multiply. Mark Gerzon opines that leaders have failed to rise to this challenge. Mediation as concept and practice has become the central theme of today's leadership theory. The quality of mediation is directly proportional to the skills of the mediator.

9/11 threw up a great leader who rose to the need of the hour in Rudolf W. Giuliani. Our response to 26/11 was quite different. The main challenge is globalization & global village simultaneously with a extremely fragmented world, the worst so far in human history.

The sought after leadership model, futuristic in nature is that if the mediator. This is way different from the conventional use of this term. Beyond the headlines we encounter regularly, we will encounter another, much wider dimension of mediation. The mediator strives to work in behalf of the whole, thinks systemically and is committed to ongoing learning. He builds bridges across the dividing lines & finally seeks innovation and opportunity in order to resolve and transform differences into opportunities.

There as eight tools of the mediator as propounded by Mark Gerzon.
1.Integral Vision
2.Systems Thinking
3.Presence
4.Inquiry
5.Conscious Conversation
6.Dialogue
7.Bridging&
8.Innovation

The final frontier is to transform these conflicts into opportunities; all that is needed for this purpose is people like you and me, who are willing to be mediators.

MAKING MEDIATION A PRACTICE OF DAILY LIFE.
Sanjay Sahay