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Healthy Conflict

January 22, 2018

 

Making Bosses not Bullies: Healthy Conflict

 

When you hear the word "conflict" how do you feel? Does your body respond with a physical with a sensation such as shivers up your spine or does the word trigger memories of recent or past experiences? For many people, me included, the word comes with a negative feeling or emotion. It reminds me of an uncomfortable feeling that I instinctively want to try and avoid. But did you know that conflict, when managed correctly, can actually be a really great thing?

 

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, "This girl is crazy! Conflict can and never will be a good thing.” Two years ago, I would have agreed with you. Now, rather than looking at conflict as a negative, I see it as an opportunity. I call it "healthy conflict". That might sound like an oxymoron, but when conflict is done correctly, it can salvage relationships and create outstanding and lasting results.  

 

I believe that managing "healthy conflict" is one of the most crucial skills a leader or manager must learn in order to be successful. It can create an environment that builds trust, collaboration, accountability and results. Like any skill, it must be learned and practiced to achieve results. It is not the easiest skill to acquire but once mastered, I guarantee that you will look back and think, "I don't know how I ever survived without it."

 

This is why I am dedicating my February workshop to this topic alone. We will cover the following topics, why healthy conflict is important, how to identify times to utilize it, how to create an environment for healthy conflict and most importantly, how to manage it in a group setting. Come learn how to embrace healthy conflict, so that you no longer have to live in fear of it.

 

To learn more and sign up for the workshop click the link below:

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