In life and leadership, conflict is inevitable – and necessary for strong relationships. Here is your step-by-step conflict management strategies guide.
In life and leadership, difficult conversations have to happen at times. Many find it difficult to navigate conflict in moments of heightened emotions.
They are rarely fun (except for bad leaders into that sort of thing) but often necessary.
The rewards and growth that come from them, however, are significant and sustainable.
This weekend, while standing around a kitchen counter eating pizza, I got into a rather heated debate. For the most part, it resulted in me throwing an adult tantrum with what I visualize as pizza flying out of my mouth at the same time.
Yes, it happened.
No, it wasn’t pretty.
Yes, I am human.
I decided to go back and remind myself what I’ve learned from countless debates, conflicts, and negotiations (both professional and personal), and identify what conflict management strategies worked many times in the past.
Surprisingly, none of them involved a tantrum or pizza.
You can use the conflict management strategies I present here to calm and resolve conflict in any situation – personally, a customer, colleagues or as a leader.
Save your time, money, sanity and promote effective collaboration with these strategies for streamlining your internal and external communications process.
I’ll walk you through what we did to streamline our communications which greatly increased productivity and satisfaction. You’ll also get a ton of resources to reference as you build out your communications plan and project.
We are in an age of information overload and it impacts both business operations and your personal life. It amazes me when I do a process audit that I rarely see a robust process for internal communication tools.
Technology is only as good as the process that supports it. A process is useless if it isn’t documented, enforced and monitored for continued effectiveness.
At one point, our communications process was a mess and randomly spread across many applications. A few years back, I decided to change that. The results were nothing but miraculous. Our clients often look to replicate the processes we established so I’m going to share them with you here.
Guess what? You can use these same strategies to organize your personal communications and for virtual home office jobs.
Communication is critical for effective collaboration. If your internal communication tools are not streamlined, then your operations – and life – become chaos.