Tag: conflict resolution

Force Field Analysis as a Teambuilding Exercise thumbnail

When you’re trying to fix a team. There are always factors working for you and against you. Secret force fields undermine your efforts. Make the hidden forces known. Make the force be with you. Force Field Analysis is a well-tested change management technique developed by Kurt Lewin in the 1950s. It’s brilliant in its simplicity. Define a problem (or change) and a desired state. Identify all the forces

A Good Mad is a Terrible Thing To Waste

A Good Mad is a Terrible Thing To Waste thumbnail

Are you good at angry? Or, do you waste your “mads?” Angry informs. Angry teaches. Mad makes us care. Unless it doesn’t. Use anger to fuel passions and accomplish change. Don’t respond with frustration, outbursts, or retaliation. All you’ll have then is embarrassment, regrets and apologies. When you are really ticked off, don’t just get mad get thinking.

4 Ways to Use Your

5 Ways to Surface Team Conflict and Live to Tell About It thumbnail

We all know deep in our hearts that teams need conflict. Conflict is “healthy.” Leaders and teams have been talking about Tuckman’s forming, storming, norming, performing model since the mid 1960s. Teams were storming long before that. We get it intellectually. We’ve even seen the value of addressing conflict play out practically. But conflict is uncomfortable. Sometimes addressing conflict

On Anger: Techniques for Managing Emotions at Work thumbnail

I run, I do yoga, I reflect, I write and sometimes I get angry. As leaders, how we manage our anger and other emotions is vital. Everyone is watching, and if we don’t handle our anger well we can make a tough situation even more difficult.

“Anyone can be angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose