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How That Leader Avoids or Resolves Conflict

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Tue, Nov 08, 2011 @ 06:49 PM

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Have you ever noticed how certain team leaders have effective teams even though there are sometimes conflicts? Sometimes is probably minimizing the problem. Any time you get a group of people together there are going to be conflicts of interest, in ideas of how a project should be done or personality issues, just to name a few.

What does That Leader do to keep the team focused on the project and not on the conflicts?

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Topics: Marketing strategy, Leadership, Business, Project, Team leader, Team conflict, Organizational conflict, Adversarial system, Policy, Meeting

That Leader Knows When Conflict is Destructive or Constructive

Posted by Jaco Grobbelaa on Sun, Nov 06, 2011 @ 06:45 PM

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Just because conflict happens, doesn’t mean that it is always a bad thing. That Leader will know whether the conflict is destructive or is constructive.

How do you tell when a conflict is destructive?

That Leader will know that a conflict is destructive when the team is supposed to be working on goal setting and instead wind up in the middle of an argument that takes attention away from the purpose of the meeting. If someone is having a problem and decides that the meeting is the place to air it, That Leader needs to take control of the meeting back, offer to meet with the argumentative person later and return to the topic.

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Topics: Marketing strategy, Leadership, Business, blog, Teamwork, Team, Team leader, Goal setting, Organizational conflict, Conflict resolution, team member

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