Category Archive: Conflict resolution

You make conflict worse when you …

You make conflict worse when you … #1. Say calm down. Does anything fire you up more than someone telling you to calm down? You’ve just been invalidated. Feeling put down makes you… Continue reading

Correcting the boss

Recent emails and comments from Leadership Freak readers demonstrate that bad bosses are alive and well. This post is dedicated to those who have endured a bad boss and lived to tell about… Continue reading

Dealing with disagreements

All leaders encounter disagreements. Additionally, some situations require leaders to create disagreements and in others they work to solve them. Leaders not only encounter disagreements, they land in the center of some. Additionally,… Continue reading

Rubbed the wrong way

Navigating relationships at work is challenging when people rub you the wrong way.  I’ve done my share of rubbing people the wrong way. Sometimes the irritation is my fault and other times it’s… Continue reading

The #1 Reason Conflict Resolution Doesn’t work

I searched through several pages of conflict resolution strategies on the Internet. They all included useful ideas but none of them included the first and essential step. They included things like: #1. Identify… Continue reading