Conversation Starters that Enable Conflict Resolution

A plan:Conflict is inevitable. Establish rules of engagement before conflict erupts.Lack of preparation exacerbates conflict.A clear path forward makes stressful situations less stressful.7 conversation starts:Develop a conflict-resolution-plan WITH your team, not FOR your team.Participation increases ownership. When emotion is high, ownership lowers finger-pointing and keeps everyone engaged.#1. How do you…...

5 Leadership Styles – Which Best Suits You?

Leadership styles:Commanders:Take charge and tell people what to do.Fit well in hierarchical organizations.Work best when roles are highly defined.Thrive when their expertise meets crisis or pressing challenges.Collaborators:Seek input and suggestions.Try to satisfy all parties.Make many decisions by consensus.Work well when time allows for their process to work.Fit well when teams…...

Why Teams Fail

Why teams fail: #1. Failure to give authority.Teams that lack authority are impotent advisers.Any team that needs permission from higher ups to complete its mission is doomed to irrelevance.#2. Failure to deal constructively with frustration, disappointment, and conflict.Relationships always deteriorate until we learn how to navigate and resolve dark emotions.Destructive…...