#Leadership #Tip of the Day – Conflict Resolution

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Resolve a difficult situation with today’s leadership development tip!

It’s easy to avoid difficult conversations. It’s common to put off discussions and decisions that will raise defenses and upset others. But you’ll feel better once the issue is resolved. Take that first step by scheduling a meeting with those involved. Prepare a plan of action and remember to follow up.

Leadership Quote of the Day:

One of the most basic principles for making and keeping peace within and between nations…is that in political, military, moral, and spiritual confrontations, there should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat. – Jimmy Carter

Leadership Article of the Day:

Conflict Strategies for Nice People – Harvard Business Review

Leadership Book of the Day:

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni

From the Book: In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.

Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech’s CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni’s utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.

Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

Leadership Video of the Day:

Today we have two videos.

1. A lighthearted look at conflict.

2. Conflict Resolution in 6 Simple Steps by Dr. Jennie Byrne.

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