Mediation & Leadership
development ~ making things happen !
We credit much of our success to those mentors who helped
us fulfill our potential. They had the following
the Wisdom to know the
right thing to do
to stand up to those who don't do it
the Courage to
stop those who won't do it
the Perseverance to
keep doing it
What makes a great business or community leader?
Is it someone
who leads by the dominance of their personality and because they
single-mindedly believe their ideas are the only ones that will work?
Is it someone who delegates to
individuals those tasks they think that those individuals can manage
whilst retaining other decisions that only they will make?
is it someone who leads through
The leader must aim high, see big, judge widely, thus
setting himself apart form the ordinary people who debate in
narrow confines. ----- Charles de Gaulle
Mediation is about leading through reaching mutual
agreement that the final decision is the right one for everyone around
the table. It is not about leading by compromise, appeasement or
dumbing down, far from it! Mediation leadership is about valuing
everyone's ideas and reaching consensus after discussion that the
final conclusion or action plan is valid and owned by all.
Mediation leadership is about dialogue and communication,
qualities that can be lacking in some organizations but underpin
others. Mediation is about identifying areas of current or potential
conflict in a management team, or the wider business environment and
determining strategies to manage the issues effectively. Mediation
leadership requires personal skills such as flexible thinking, an
ability to communicate, empathy, patience, optimism and an ability to
listen, but ultimately make a firm decision based on the ideas that
they have heard as well as their own beliefs. It also requires leaders
to be able to articulate why certain ideas were not taken forward at
the close. A leader who says that they haven't got time to listen to
those around them is a leader who may end up without any followers
Leaders are not born, they are made, and, they are made
just like anything else through hard work. Unless you walk out
into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your
life are pretty low. Vision without action is a daydream. Action
without vision is a nightmare. All our dreams can come true, if we
have the courage to pursue them.
It is fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care
than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier
than change. But change is constant. Our business in life is not to
get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves to break our
own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. It is a process
of diverting ones scattered forces into one powerful channel.
The future calls for different kind of leadership. We turn to the mighty
elephant - a wise leader and a symbol of character. The remarkable
traits of the elephant, as a metaphor, are applied to a new style of
leadership, when we look for a time and cost
effective alternatives for dispute resolutions instead of litigation.
We rejuvenate this awareness in people and demonstrate the process of
commitment through Mediation
Perseverance and Leadership training courses, seminars and workshops.
What MediationJD can do for you?
MediationJD is a Mediation, Ethics & Leadership
training and consulting firm. Our workshops are exclusively designed for Institutions, Corporations and Professional
Organizations. Each workshop is built
on experimental learning techniques and produce results for all
Courses, Seminars and Workshops listed on the right hand side
for Descriptions, Schedule and
Registration or contact MediationJD
Training Coordinator, at 310-544-1434 or email