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Attitude is Everything in Conflict

Conflict is a natural part of life and can’t always be avoided. Sometimes conflict has positive outcomes, other times conflict has negative outcomes. When it comes to conflict, a lot depends on your attitude. An unwillingness to resolve conflict creates tension, frustration, worry, anxiety and usually, a lack of positive, constructive communication. But what is most important to managers to recognize is that unresolved conflict undermines your ability to effectively lead. When you fail to resolve a conflict on your team, the individuals involved in the conflict, as well as others who observe the conflict, lose respect for you. It’s almost impossible to be recognized as the leader when you aren’t respected.

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Is It Possible to be Too Open Minded

The ability to change your mind is an essential quality of leadership. Leaders with open minds are often described as humble or flexible. Humility and flexibility are almost always positive leadership attributes. But not all the time. At the other end of the spectrum are the leaders who are wishy-washy, always trying to please everyone, and can’t make a decision. Minds that are always either 100 percent closed, or 100 percent open, are not fit for leading.

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6 Tips to Increase Your Reputation as a Fair Leader

Throughout my years as an executive coach, I’ve learned that scoring low in the area of fairness on a 360 Leadership Development Assessment prompts the same response from just about...

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Are Your Coworkers Driving You CRAZY!

Do you have people on your team that drive you nuts? In twenty years of consulting, I have learned that people described as “difficult” often times are not difficult at...

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Can You Change Fast Enough to Not Become Obsolete?

In this rapidly changing world, one of the keys to being a successful leader is to be adaptable with a strong willingness to learn and change. A few of the...

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