5 Conflict Management Strategies

blog Oct 15, 2017


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“Since you make evil or good by your own thoughts, it is your ruling of your thoughts which should be your principal concern.”

William James



I disagree! Yeah right. Sure.

5 Conflict Management Strategies

These days one thing that's clear as mud is that we disagree.

And as simple humans, we're not so good at managing ourselves when we disagree. This problem gets worse as our company gets bigger. More people = more conflict. Good News: There's a fix for this. Getting good at one or two conflict management strategies will make you a much better leader.

Here's why...

Because decision making will be faster, better, cheaper. Because your people will thank you for reducing their stress. Because if we only had a way to work things out without risking our jobs, our tenure or our promotions, we might actually work things out. Because managing over, under and around conflict costs us time, effort and emotional angst and if we didn't have to worry about how to deal with this #$^&^%!! we'd get a lot more of the right things done each day.

This may be the most important thing you read this week. And all 5 of these conflict management strategies are learnable. Here you go...Five Conflict Management Strategies briefly told starts here.


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