It’s easy to feel bewildered, even overwhelmed, when approaching the question of how to deal with conflict. Avoiding conflict comes naturally to most of us. In fact, some of us are ninja-level at it. One thing I’ve learned over 20+ years in professional consulting (and over 30 years of marriage!) is that there’s a powerful key to unlock deeper relationships and gain trust —learning to work through conflict! If working through conflict is such a powerful tool, why do we avoid it? I’ve got 5 reasons why…
Want tips for having difficult conversations? In this video we share the most crucial elements in having successful difficult conversations.
For the benefit of the organization—we need to lean into conflict in the workplace. Watch this video to learn how conflict empowers people to work together.
The most difficult conversations we can face are the ones we have with the people we love the most—our spouse or significant other. Learn how here.
Those who are able to reflect back what they hear the other party say will go a long way—not only in listening but in inviting others to share more. Learn more in this video.
Starting what will likely become a difficult dialogue can be downright scary. Many times we avoid having the conversation all together. Fortunately, there ARE tools we can use to bring up the conversation with confidence that can LESSEN the conflict in the relationship over time. Learn more in this video.
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In order to have a successful difficult conversation—you need to create the right environment. Creating a safe environment for open dialogue when emotions are high and the tension is real can be hard to do. This week we share practical tips on how you can create a respectful environment that everyone feels safe to share in.
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Managing difficult conversations at work seem like its not that important given every thing else there is to do. Here’s the truth about how important it is.
This is an already hard scenario, made tenser by the professional risk sitting across the table. Learn how to handle conflict with your boss here.
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