Money and Success

Leading Beyond the Status Quo

Al Gonzalez

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – Are you a better leader than a 7th Grader?

Do you follow an inclusive and peaceful process that helps you resolve conflict with others?

Can you have a meaningful exchange with others who have hurt you without blaming them?

If the answer to those questions is no, there may be a few 12 year olds that can lead through conflict better than you.

This week, Kate Salmon, a Montesorri teacher at the Elizabeth Ann Clune school of Ithaca, NY, shares the Peace Treaty model, a feedback process that enables children to lead through difficult conflict in a respectful and peaceful manner, without blaming or judging the other person. The Peace Treaty is definitely an example of the benefits of direct and inclusive feedback, very different from what many of us experience at work.