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Avoiding Conflict can be Creating Conflict
It is not unusual for people to want to avoid conflict. Of course we want to get along with one another and work in a happy environment, but getting along doesn’t mean we always agree or need to ’just talk about it.’ In fact, avoiding conflict can actually create conflict. Conflict is a cloud that gets in the way of the work getting done, and it is costing your business A LOT of money. If you are a leader who tends to run away from conflict, learn to deal with it. Water cooler conversations, pre/post meetings before the actual meeting and work disruptions are signs of unresolved anger and conflict. What are the causes of workplace conflict? There are situations that are common to every work group, and in this podcast we discuss a few of those, plus a few of the unique situations you may be experiencing. Liz Kislik is an expert at dealing with and managing conflict. Check out her great insights in this conversation.
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Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)
Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.
Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)