Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about handling conflict in your team. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about building brand awareness. What approaches are you and your team using to build your organization’s brand? Submit your relevant blog posts here!
Robyn McLeod of Thoughtful Leaders Blog presents how to handle in-fighting on your team by sharing four tips that help leaders break through communication barriers and eliminate in-fighting within their teams. How to Handle In-fighting on Your Team Follow Robyn.
Jesse Stoner of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership says that a list of values that are simply a list of single words that are not clearly defined can lead to confusion and team conflict, as this true story demonstrates. 5 Tips to Ensure Your Values Unify Your Team, Not Divide Follow Jesse.
Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership says if you’re the boss, you have to confront team members about poor performance. When you do it promptly and well, everyone is better off. Confrontation and Splinters Follow Wally.
For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. Margaret Heffernan
David Grossman of The Grossman Group explains that conflict is a paradox that every leader faces: Create teams that work well together but embrace conflict. Embracing Conflict: It’s Part of Every Leader’s Job Follow David.
Chris Edmonds of Driving Results through Culture says when team members are of “one mind, one heart, and one voice,” there are fewer conflicts, better decision making, and more aligned performance. Does Your Team Have “One Mind, One Heart, One Voice”? Follow Chris.
From Chery Gegelman of Simply Understanding: In all conflicts – the only person you will ever control is you…but learning to hold others accountable with compassion will grow your influence and your results. Got Sugar? Learning to Speak Truth with Grace Follow Chery.
Amanda Cameron of Patriot Software, LLC knows that being the boss isn’t easy. Business leaders need to know how to handle conflict in the workplace to keep operations running smoothly. How to Handle Conflict at Work for Small Business Follow Amanda.
Conflict is drama, and how people deal with conflict shows you the kind of people they are. Stephen Moyer
Shelley Row of Shelley Row Associates explores how to handle conflict well by pointing out that your team needs to have healthy conversations. She provides some tips for turning competitive talks into collaborative discussions. For Better Decisions: Convert Competitive Talking into Collaborative Talking Follow Shelley
Nathan Regier of Next Element Consulting – Next From Nate shares his viewpoint that when we mediate, manage, or reduce the conflict, we necessarily reduce the energy available for productive problem-solving. When we respect the tension and use that energy to create instead of destroy, the results can be transformative. My Manifesto For Change: Conflict Isn’t The Problem Follow Nathan.
Jon Mertz of Thin Difference shares his perspective about how business can be a power for good amid the the conflict that pervades our nation’s political discourse. It’s time for CEOs to become activists for positive change and help handle the conflict infecting our American team. The Leadership Power Shift Underway (A Political and Business Undercurrent) Follow Jon.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing
From Paula Kiger of Weaving Influence: In this post, Paula shares the story of a father who sends his children to learn teamwork via a “challenge course.” The situation deteriorates when there is conflict over who will lead and who will follow. Gambling on Leadership Follow Paula.
Chip Bell of Chip Bell.com challenges us to get a child to hear your positions and make recommendations. There is nothing more sobering than hearing an eight-year old comment on your positions and practices. Their innate humility and innocence can be a boon to seeing through the minutia and sometimes silly things that trigger conflicts. Follow Chip.
Beth Beutler of H.O.P.E. Unlimited knows that to handle conflict well, you sometimes owe someone an apology. She shares about a well-done apology she was given. How to Give an Effective Apology Follow Beth.