Conflict-Specialists-As-Leaders: Revisiting the Role of the Conflict Specialist from a Leadership Perspective
University of Haifa, Peace and Conflict Management
September 9, 2011
Conflict Resolution Quarterly 29(2):103-126, 2011
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: mediation, conflict resolution, leadership, conflict specialist, dispute resolution
Date posted: September 10, 2011 ; Last revised: February 28, 2013