Monday, October 13, 2014

10 ways a leader can conduct healthy confrontation and resolution

Conflict. Some people love it and some people hate it, but it is safe to say that everyone will

have to either initiate it or be on the receiving end of it. Managing conflict goes with a

leader’s territory. Leadership is about relationships.

Let’s take a look at 10 ways a leader can conduct healthy confrontation and resolution to 

the issue they may encounter.

  • Don’t let emotion lead you. Wait until you can be objective.
  • Don’t wait for the other person.
  • Encourage first, and then receive permission to talk candidly.
  • Admit you have a problem; admit you are struggling.
  • Aim to clarify by bringing up the issue and explain you don’t understand what’s happening.
  • After you lay out the issue, let the individual speak from his/her angle.
  • Narrow the focus. Identify and prioritize the issues. Go after one change at a time.
  • Establish forgiveness. Don’t stop until change occurs.
  • Compromise on opinions, not on principles; be flexible with everything except truth.
  • Be gracious. 

Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.

Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined.  Author K. Meador has six books published which are available in paperback, eBook, and four are on audio.  Thank you. Your support is truly appreciated. 

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