Category: conflict

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How to Deal With Leadership Setbacks

At some point, every leader will deal with setbacks, conflicts, and challenges; it just comes with the territory. However, if you aren’t careful, a minor setback can cost you major time and...

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The Lemon Story: How Conflict Can Produce Winning Results

This story of two chefs demonstrates how poor communication and conflict can keep a team or organization from creating its best work.  Collaboration and great communication can help teams discover diverse ideas,...

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Conflict & Collaboration – The Eighteenth Camel Parable

Needing collaboration, but facing a great deal of conflict instead?  Maybe you can create synergy and find a better way to understand each other through this parable about the Eighteenth Camel.  Enjoy!

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Conflict Avoiding Generation

The New York Times recently did some anecdotal research on feeling awkward with talking to friends, in person, to resolve differences. Of course, these social habits are likely to rub off into...

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Team In Crisis: Try Paired Comparison Analysis

The Controversy A few days ago, I was pulled into a controversy at my local church that I thought was very minor, even petty.  For or the others involved, it was a...

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How to Create a Win Win Situation in Business Conflict

Most successful organizations encourage and welcome the open discussion of opinions and ideas.  Among diverse groups of employees, there are bound to be differences in opinions, something that may seem, initially, to...

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Dealing With Conflict Is Not Hard To Do

Many people associate conflict with negativity, but conflict doesn’t have to be unpleasant; it can even be enjoyable.  Conflict when used in a constructive way, can bring forth great outcomes and ideas,...

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Find A Win-Win Solution On Any Team

With companies merge, employees leave one company for another, and new members of the workforce land their first jobs, many individuals are trying to form new teams.  Regardless of the situation, most...

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Does Your Team Fix Broken Processes?

Working in teams and across functions can often be complex and challenging.  If you’re like most teams, you have certain processes that you are supposed to follow (guidelines, operating rules, specific forms...

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The Decorator Crab: Do You Blend in or Stand Out at Work?

The Decorator Crab is found in various parts of the ocean, and has a lot to teach us about the way the workplace can affect performance.  As all living things have predators...

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