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Get Ready for the Conversation (Part 2) - Determinants for Effective Conflict Resolution Once you’ve resolved to directly address the conflict, it’s tempting to have the conversation immediately. But taking time to prepare will help you remain calm and increase the chances that you and your counterpart will come away with a better solution than either of you could have predicted. Below are several guidelines to help you prepare for a productive discussion.
Get Ready for the Conversation (Part 1) - Determinants for Effective Conflict Resolution Once you’ve resolved to directly address the conflict, it’s tempting to have the conversation immediately. But taking time to prepare will help you remain calm and increase the chances that you and your counterpart will come away with a better solution than either of you could have predicted. Below are several guidelines to help you prepare for a productive discussion.
5 Steps To Assess Conflict - Step 2: Consider your approach to conflict When you’re faced with a specific situation, there are five things to do to assess the scenario at hand before taking action—understand your counterpart; identify the type of conflict you’re facing; consider your approach to conflict; determine your goal; and, finally, pick one of the four options you’ll take to deal with this particular situation. The first time you analyze a conflict using these five steps it will take some time, but eventually the analysis will get easier. The goal is to be able to quickly do these steps in your head whenever a disagreement arises. Find out right the second step - Consider your approach to conflict.
5 Steps To Assess Conflict - Step 5: Pick Your Option When you’re faced with a specifific situation, there are five things to do to assess the scenario at hand before taking action—understand your counterpart; identify the type of conflict you’re facing; consider the organizational context; determine your goal; and, finally, pick one of the four options you’ll take to deal with this particular situation.The first time you analyze a conflict using these five steps it will take some time, but eventually the analysis will get easier. The goal is to be able to quickly do these steps in your head whenever a disagreement arises. Find out right the fifth step - Pick Your Option
5 Steps To Assess Conflict - Step 4: Determine Your Goal When you’re faced with a specifific situation, there are five things to do to assess the scenario at hand before taking action—understand your counterpart; identify the type of conflict you’re facing; consider the organizational context; determine your goal; and, finally, pick one of the four options you’ll take to deal with this particular situation.The first time you analyze a conflict using these five steps it will take some time, but eventually the analysis will get easier. The goal is to be able to quickly do these steps in your head whenever a disagreement arises. Find out right the fourth step - Determine Your Goal.
5 Steps To Assess Conflict - Step 3: Identify the Type of Conflict When you’re faced with a specifific situation, there are five things to do to assess the scenario at hand before taking action—understand your counterpart; identify the type of conflict you’re facing; consider the organizational context; determine your goal; and, finally, pick one of the four options you’ll take to deal with this particular situation.The first time you analyze a conflict using these five steps it will take some time, but eventually the analysis will get easier. The goal is to be able to quickly do these steps in your head whenever a disagreement arises. Find out right the third step - Identify the type of conflict.
5 Steps To Assess Conflict - Step 1: Understand Your Counterpart When you’re faced with a specific situation, there are five things to do to assess the scenario at hand before taking action—understand your counterpart; identify the type of conflict you’re facing; consider the organizational context; determine your goal; and, finally, pick one of the four options you’ll take to deal with this particular situation.The first time you analyze a conflict using these five steps it will take some time, but eventually the analysis will get easier. The goal is to be able to quickly do these steps in your head whenever a disagreement arises. Find out right the first step - Identify the type of conflict.
How to Cope When You Feel Overwhelmed at Work Work is a fact of life for most of us. We can’t choose whether we go to work or not because we need the money, so that means we have to put up with a lot of situations we wouldn’t necessarily choose to encounter and many of them can feel overwhelming. But just as we don’t have much of a choice in whether we face or not, we also don’t have the choice to avoid them the next time they happen, all we can do is learn how to cope.
Your Options For Handling Conflict (Part 4): Exit the relationship Some people might tell you that the only way to manage work disagreements is to dive right in and straighten things out. This isn’t true. While dealing with the conflict directly can be the most effective route, it isn’t the only one. In this chapter I explain your four options: Do nothing, address it indirectly, address it directly, and exit the relationship.
How to Work for a Cowardly Boss Wanting to please others, avoid failure, and evade hard decisions were three weaknesses we identified in leaders commonly associated with cowardice. However, many organizations often excuse these development gaps as harmless habits when, in reality, they can have a detrimental impact on those being led. Here are some things you can do to avoid the fallout from working for a cowardly boss.
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