We will take a break from our blog series today to talk about how to prevent conflict since this week is conflict prevention week – a reason to celebrate!!?? Maybe not, if you are one of the millions of people who dread conflict. Dealing with conflict is one of the most difficult challenges your organization may face. While some carefully managed conflict may lead to growth and a true sifting of ideas, it must be resolved in a healthy way, or even better, prevented to begin with.
Preventing conflict means proactively making better choices in your relationships that respect different personality types and foster powerful, productive interactions. If a conflict can’t be prevented—and let’s face it, some conflicts will happen despite our best efforts—we can learn to manage conflict by identifying it quickly and creating conditions that lead people back to a place of feeling good about themselves.
We have found a great resource that talks about conflict in a whole new way.
From the publishers of the popular Strength Deployment Inventory, Have a Nice Conflict follows one man’s fight to rescue his sinking career. Sales manager John Doyle would consider his career a success—he’s his company’s top revenue driver, and his take-charge attitude gets the job done. However, when he is passed over for promotion—again—after losing two direct reports, who cite his abrasive style as their reason for leaving, John is forced to reassess how he approaches his relationships. With the help of Mac, an expert in the art of Relationship Awareness Theory, John learns the three stages of conflict, and how he reacts in each.
Once John recognizes his own values and trigger points, as well those of other people, he becomes able to better navigate terse situations, express his points in a way that resonates for other people, and even avoid conflict altogether. Equipped with this new understanding of how other people interpret and react to conflict, John soon finds all the relationships in his life—both at work and at home—improving.
Anyone can profit from the tools in this book to understand and take control over conflict.
In this book, you’ll find:
- practical understanding of how conflict really works
- a relational approach to conflict that gets tangible results while enhancing your relationships
- tools for locating conflict triggers in ourselves and others
- specific techniques for preventing and managing conflicts
- the Five Keys to Having a Nice Conflict
- an engaging story you won’t be able to put down
Check out their website for more information and free webinars happening this week!