If you are going to be a good role model and lead by example, you will have to get comfortable with confronting conflict.
The problem is that as much as leaders express their discomfort with conflict, they are even more averse to confronting it. For this reason, it’s a good idea to understand that there is a difference between confronting a conflict and being directly engaged in it.
The word “conflict” can conjure up a host of definitions and interpretations.
As with anything in life, your understanding of this word results from your experiences of being confronted and confronting others.
When most people think about confronting another person, they typically think about a face-to-face argument or a fight of some kind.
This means that aggression is involved and there will be a loser and a winner.
Fear enters the picture
A win-or-lose attitude naturally evokes all the fears that you may have about conflict and how successfull...(register to read more)