Just because conflict happens, doesnt 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.