Updated: Jun 22
Handling Conflict - A Key to Healthy Relationships
I asked myself,"Who should I be leading?," and then I boxed in five leadership domains on the framework below to answer the question.
Next I asked myself, "What are the most basic things I need to do in order to lead effectively in each one of these leadership domains?"
The second square in my framework represents the Relational Leadership Domain, or Leading Others, One-on-One.
To lead effectively in this domain, I decided these are my absolute
— Build Trust
— Handle Conflict Effectively, and
— Listen Well & Communicate Clearly
In Part 1, Building Trust, I stated that I believe building trust is the key to a healthy relationship. Next on my list of must-do's is Handling Conflict Effectively. Let's look at conflict.
WHAT IS CONFLICT? HOW MIGHT WE DEFINE IT?
- Disagreement between parties
- Discord of action
- Difference of opinion
Conflict is simply a natural occurrence in everyday life.