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Culture-Shaping Leadership Requires Sacrifice | Michael Nichols - Leadership Made Simple

It’s tempting. To believe that freedom, power, and wealth are at the pinnacle of leadership. But leadership – real leadership – is not about …

Three Leadership Behaviours That Demotivate Your Team

Some leaders are born, some learn. I'm convinced that I learned leadership behaviours by observing and involving myself. Like most employees, I have …

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4 Ways Great Leaders Handle Arguments

Becoming a better leader means listening well and accepting blame when disagreements arise.<p>Great leaders know how to handle arguments. Instead of viewing disagreements as a negative, they learn to use conflict as a way to improve.<p>To do this, they learn the art of how to argue. They listen well, are …

Leadership and Conflict

<b>Leadership and Conflict</b><p>A conflict is inevitable natural occurrence; it is a part of our experience demonstrating that we all have our respective ideas !<p>The greatest problem of our time is that people only see themselves. And they act from this background. They don`t show any empathy or understanding how others might feel under their actions.<p>Egoism and having only the own success in mind is the greatest "annihilator" of trust.<p>Worst case is when people justify the own false behavior with the …

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An interview with East St. Louis School District by Andrea Sparks<p>An interview with Jim Slagle, VP of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at …

When Two of Your Coworkers Are Fighting

People disagree at work. That’s a given. But what if there’s an all-out war between two of your coworkers? What’s the right way to respond? If the people fighting are your direct reports, you have a duty to intervene, but what if they’re your peers? Should you play the role of peacekeeper? Or …

How to Encourage Meaningful, Needed Conflict at Work

Conflict avoidance is most frequently the topic when a conflict in organizations is discussed. Conflict resolution - as quickly as possible - is the …

How to Manage Employees Who Become Enemies

What it takes to transform workplace foes into friends, or at least productive co-workers.<p>When two of your employees become filled with hatred for each other, managing the relationship requires a deft touch. As the leader, it's your job to make sure the conflict does not escalate out of control, …

How to Defuse a Workplace Conflict

There's no reason to let conflicts fester and explode when you can handle them with calm professionalism.<p>Working out differences of opinion is an essential part of any group activity. However, when disagreements in the workplace explode into full blown-conflicts, it can ruin relationships and make …

5 Strategies To Prepare For A Difficult Conversation At Work

Before saying these four dreaded words to a colleague: “We need to talk,” here’s how to make a tough confrontation go smoothly.<p>You’ve got a tough conversation coming up. Maybe you’re giving a negative performance review, or maybe you need to deal with a personality clash that’s upsetting the whole …

Conflict Resolution: 8 Strategies to Manage Workplace Conflict

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, but it doesn't have to bring down morale or effect productivity. Here are eight things you can do to handle …

The Workplace

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In any situation involving more than one person, conflict can arise. The causes of conflict range from philosophical differences and divergent goals …

Conflict Resolution - Positive Communication Pro

How To Make Criticism Work For You<p>You’ve got to be wise as an owl. If you ever criticize someone … inappropriately … and they respond with …

6 Phrases the Worst Conflict Creators Always Use

Conflict happens when small issues and complaints go overlooked. Here are the phrases people use to start the trouble.<p>Conflict doesn't just happen in the office by pure chance. In most cases, it starts when someone speaks out of turn without having enough information, or when the office gossip gets …

Why You've Got to Embrace Conflict

Want your business to be more adaptive? Then learn to embrace conflict--and a bit of a mess.<p>Corporate leaders and academics have been debating the connection between institutional culture and growth for more than three decades. Yet most can't really put their finger on the single aspect of an …

Conflict Strategies for Nice People

Do you value friendly relations with your colleagues? Are you proud of being a nice person who would never pick a fight? Unfortunately, you might be just as responsible for group dysfunction as your more combative team members. That’s because it’s a problem when you shy away from open, healthy …

Conflict Among Team Members Can Lead to Better Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It turns out conflict isn’t always bad. In fact, psychologically it can be extremely positive, especially in a team environment. In reality, conflict exists as a natural and inevitable part of every relationship.<p>And the only way to break …

4 Ways Leaders Effectively Manage Employee Conflict

Conflict resolution is a daily occurrence at work that can either propel or disrupt the momentum for a leader, a team or the entire organization. The workplace can become a toxic environment when leaders allow conflict to fester rather than confront it head-on. Managing conflict can be a tricky …

4 Strategies for Reducing Workplace Conflict

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whenever people are required to work together, conflict is likely to arise. Regardless of how compatible members of a team might be, each individual brings along distinct priorities and a unique personality.<p>AtTask’s “The State of …

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Leadership Guide for Handling Conflict

Conflict happens, whether we want it to or not. Most of us have a strong, visceral reaction to conflict, including (but not limited to) fear, avoidance, excitement and/or dread. However, when you boil it down, conflict is just when one person's desires are different from the other person. Yet the …

5 Tips for the Leader When Conflict Develops on a Team

As a leader, one of your primary roles is developing and maintaining the health of the team. What do you do when team members aren’t getting along …

How To Approach The Boss When Conflict Arises

Sometimes the hardest part of your job isn’t the work; it’s the people. “When you have individuals coming from all different backgrounds and beliefs merging together in the workplace, conflict is inevitable,” says Andy Teach, author of <i>From Graduation to Corporation</i><i>,</i> and host of the YouTube channel …

12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons. Either way, they create …

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Wakefield brings dual Swedish hockey experiences to women’s world championship

Jennifer Wakefield doubled up on Swedish hockey playing in both men's and women's leagues this season.<p>The Canadian power forward helped Linkoping's women's club win their elite league title. Wakefield also played for the Division 3 men's club IK Guts in nearby Norkkoping.<p>"It was awesome. I got the …

Jennifer Wakefield plays both women's, men's hockey

Jennifer Wakefield doubled up on Swedish hockey, playing in both men's and women's leagues this season.<p>The Canadian power forward helped Linkoping's …

New U.S. women’s hockey league will pay players

A new women's hockey league promises to pay its players and reveal the source of the money soon.<p>Former American collegian Dani Rylan and veteran U.S. Olympian Angela Ruggiero are the faces of a proposed four-team league that's scheduled to begin play in October in the northeast United States.<p>The …

Six Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership

As President for the Americas and European Union Region, Odilon Almeida is responsible for Western Union’s business across 98 countries, encompassing all the companies’ products and services in three macro regions: North America, Latin America and Caribbean and the European Union. Like many who …

The Premier League's most effective players - revealed

We all know who English football's superstars are by reputation - but who should we be celebrating according to the stats? We crunched the numbers and came up with the answers<p>Best attackers<p><b>Most accurate shooters</b><p>Diego Costa and <b>Harry Kane might lead the way</b> in goals scored this season, but in terms …

6 Questions All New Managers Should Ask

Becoming a new manager can be of the most chaotic experiences in business. When I started a management consulting firm a couple of years ago, I called it Howling Wolf Management Training for a reason – because many new managers get minimal support and are just “thrown to wolves.” Living in the …