No one likes conflict (no one normal, at least). The feeling your body gets when it knows you have to address the awkward situations, the humongous elephant in the living room, or the long dreaded “talk.”
Dealing with conflict can sap the energy out of you, increase your stress, decrease your performance and your productivity.
In some cases, experiencing conflict can make you feel down right ill.
Labels and Leadership
It’s funny how some people are labeled or referred to as conflict – when in reality no one (in their right mind) would say they are conflict chasers. So now that I’ve merely reinforced what you already knew about conflict (that it stinks); why in the world am I writing about the importance of dealing with it?
My answer is simple; dealing with conflict is a mandatory part of leadership.
The Danger of Not Dealing with Conflict
Conflict can be…
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