Leadership & Workplace Conflict LO26443

From: Sandy Wells (sjwells@earthlink.net)
Date: 03/26/01

Replying to LO26423 --

        You asked for some references on conflict and leadership--there
are many but on my bookshelves:
        Blake, Robert R. and Mouton, Jane S., Solving Costly
Organizational Conflicts, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1990 (and mostly
anything else they wrote because they researched that you could not
transform anything without candor and openness, dialogue, advocacy and
inquiry to explore conflict to resolution).
        Argyris, C & Schon, D., Theory in Practice, Increasing
Professional Effectiveness, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1974 and Argyris'
other works (_Reasoning, Learning, and Action_ and his newest one, _Flawed
Advice and the Management Trap_).

I'd also suggest that you take a look at Weisbord's _Discovering Common
Ground_ for examples of leadership using a particular strategy to lead
through conflict-laden situations. . . Also, Peter Vaill (_Managing as a
Performing Art_). James O'Toole: _Leading Change_.

Sandy Wells
Austin, Texas

>I am doing research to explore the link or connection between the
>constructs of leadership(tranformative)and workplace conflict. Can you
>direct me to any relevant research articles or authors?

>Rick Kuckartz
>Saskatoon Saskatchewan


"Sandy Wells" <sjwells@earthlink.net>

[Host's Note: In assoc w/Amazon.com, these links...

Solving Costly Organizational Conflicts (Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series/Jossey-Bass Management Series) by Robert Blake, Jane Mouton http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/087589612X/learningorg (but, it's out of print)

Theory in Practice : Increasing Professional Effectiveness (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series) by Chris Argyris, Donald A. Schon (Contributor) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1555424465/learningorg

Discovering Common Ground : How Future Search Conferences Bring People Together to Achieve Breakthrough Innovation, Empowerment, Shared Vision, and co... by Marvin Ross Weisbord http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1881052087/learningorg

Managing As a Performing Art : New Ideas for a World of Chaotic Change by Peter B. Vaill http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1555423698/learningorg

Leading Change : The Argument for Values-Based Leadership by James O'Toole http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0345402545/learningorg


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