I am not a fan of conflict. I?d prefer to have zero conflicts in my life, both my personal life and my professional life.
My preference however is unrealistic because conflicts are a part of life. They happen! As a matter of fact, if you have a pulse and interact with other human beings then you will have conflicts too.
Some people will go to extreme lengths to avoid conflict. I think they avoid them because they believe all conflicts lead to poor outcomes. They have so little confidence in their own communication skills that they fear losing control of their emotions and making the situation that originally caused the conflict even worse.
That?s a challenging way to go through life for anyone. If you have that challenge and you’re in a leadership position then it?s far more than a challenge, it can be a disaster.
Unresolved conflict leads directly…
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