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Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Differences into Opportunities 1st Edition
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Having worked in both the private and public sectors, as well domestically and internationally (with the United Nations Development Program), Mark is now focusing entirely on having a positive impact on the 2016 election. The Bridge Alliance is the primary vehicle for achieving that goal. His forthcoming book The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide, which will be released in early 2016, shares the basic principles and profiles the leading figures in this movement.
As president of Mediators Foundation since 1986, he has incubated numerous projects designed to bridge divides and promote understanding. Today the Bridge Alliance and the Citizens Summit are the major projects of the Foundation.
You can see the international and national projects Mark has worked on here: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mark-gerzon/101/a76/a86
Top Customer Reviews
Eric Gfesser (July 27, 2008) & David Gerard (March 31, 2007)
Barry Davis (May 20, 2011). This is the most accurate one.
The traits of a Demagogue are provided on pp.18-20, making this part of the book 5 star worthy.
p. 138 provides 9 techniques to improve one's listening skills.
p.235 provides guidelines for when a conflict unexpectedly occurs.
The author uses the ideas & quotes of Mandela, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Gandhi, Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Goleman and many others to serve as a foundation for his argument.
He stresses the importance of using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicatior, the Kouzes-Posner Leadership Practices Inventory and other personality profiles to help a leader improve their own self-awareness and Emotional Quotient, in general.
With over 75 ideas that I wrote down to be used for this review, I will provide a few here.
On its purpose: "Leading through conflict involves facing differences honestly and creatively, understanding their full complexity and scope, and enabling those involved to move toward original solutions. Such leadership requires going beyond the powerful, primordial responses to difference that result in an 'us versus them' mentality. It requires capacities that many leaders have never developed, bringing to bear both personal and professional skills that turn serious conflicts into rewarding opportunities for collaboration and innovation."
The definition of a conflict: "...usually consist of genuine differences compounded by stuck positions, fixed attitudes, hardened identities, and closed hearts.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Based on not hard evidence or research. Lots of buzzwords. Synergy. What more do I need to say? The book's full of bologna. Read morePublished 14 months ago by J Settles
it is a good book, and i would recommend the reading of this book to a friend or classmate at schoolPublished on January 31, 2014 by Juan G. Quiroga
Subtitled "How Successful Leaders Transform Differences into Opportunites." A fascinating, in-depth, yet practical book on leadership and conflict. Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by Barry L. Davis
A good skill set for any leader is how to manage conflict. It is something all leaders will face. The book helps in understanding how to lead through the challenges that often... Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by T. Smith
I thoroughly enjoyed this book after meeting Mark Gerzon and deciding that if he wrote a book it was worth reading. I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on August 11, 2007 by Francis R. Wagner
All leaders need this book. And, at times, we are all leaders in one way or another throughout our lives. Read morePublished on March 17, 2007 by Gary Shunk
We highly recommend this outstanding contribution to the literature of leadership. Author Mark Gerzon offers not just a how-to guide for resolving conflict, but a handbook for... Read morePublished on November 23, 2006 by Rolf Dobelli
The book uses modern examples of how Leaders should think like Moderators.
Its a very quick read, and the examples give you real world ideas about how to apply the... Read more