Today on the podcast, we’re talking about how we help teams work through Conflict. We start by establishing some basic definitions of Conflict then we talk about how we help people understand their own responses and reactions to it. We then talk about how a team can better manage conflict, and finally, what each individual person can do to create a culture of constructive conflict. Listen now!
On this episode of the Leadership Vision podcast, Sara and Nathan briefly share the Leadership Vision approach to change and conflict then reflect on things they learned from working with a team in these areas. They’ll share some new insights into the topics of change and conflict, as well as the process of facilitating them. They’ll also offer a few suggestions that we think may help you navigate these two crucial and inevitable aspects of life on any team.
On the podcast, you’ll get to hear Sara and I wrestle with how our Strengths help us navigate the often eerie but inevitable waters of conflict. You’ll hear us grapple with the idea of relational capital and how it helps or hinders the conflict process. We’ll also talk about how to know when to engage in conflict, and what to do if we notice our Strengths harming rather than helping move through conflict. We also talk quite a bit about our gut reactions to conflict, what to do with those gut-feelings, and how to direct that response to be one rooted in Strength.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll share one Strengths-Based question to ponder in the week ahead. This episode is the first in a four-week series and we hope it will provide you with something to chew on as you go about your week. We also hope that these questions will be practical; one thing to focus on as you develop your awareness of how your Themes of Strength operate. These questions are perfect for discussion with a friend, team, or even your entire organization. Here’s the question for this week: How do your Strengths help you deal with conflict?
In this episode, Carrie and Nathan will recap our previous episode, then define conflict and challenge, as well as discuss how we have seen both of these things in our company.