Conflict-Specialists-As-Leaders: Revisiting the Role of the Conflict Specialist from a Leadership Perspective

Conflict Resolution Quarterly 29(2):103-126, 2011

29 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last revised: 28 Feb 2013

Ran Kuttner

University of Haifa, Peace and Conflict Management

Date Written: September 9, 2011

Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore the cross fertilization between the emerging fields of ADR and Leadership. The first section will explore similarities in themes and characteristics of both disciplines that are influenced by the zeitgeist. The second section will argue that the parallels between the disciplines challenge and call for further exploration of the conflict specialist’s role. The third section will offer a reading into skills emphasized in leadership scholarship not commonly stressed in ADR trainings, examining how conflict specialists can ameliorate their practice by incorporating a leadership mindset and additional relevant skills into their work.

Keywords: mediation, conflict resolution, leadership, conflict specialist, dispute resolution

Suggested Citation

Kuttner, Ran, Conflict-Specialists-As-Leaders: Revisiting the Role of the Conflict Specialist from a Leadership Perspective (September 9, 2011). Conflict Resolution Quarterly 29(2):103-126, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1925014

Ran Kuttner (Contact Author)

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