In the previous Tip — Do You Have a Signature Conversation Style?– we talked about your communication style and how it could be impacting your effectiveness. This Tip highlights other behaviors that could get in the way of your being a great leader. I hope none of these ring true for you.
It’s been hot here in the Boston area this summer. In this heat, it’s easy to have tempers rise, too. To stay cool, read this week’s Tip, by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith, that provides multiple steps to minimize conflict.
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines conflict as the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction. I keyed in on the word drama. Many times when my clients share their feelings about conflict, it’s from a negative standpoint and filled with drama. This week’s Tip by Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan, provides ways to develop your competence in working with conflict. Conflict doesn’t have to involve drama when engaged in constructively.
Is there value in promoting conflict? Encouraging differing opinions, yes. Conflict, no. If you are noticing conflict is becoming more prevalent in your company, consider David Cottrell’s tips on how to minimize the potential conflagration of conflict.
Is someone at work pushing your buttons? Does this lead you to frustration and anger? This week’s Tip describes a simple process to follow that changes your reaction and the outcome.
Many of my clients have been reporting contentious conversation with coworkers and direct reports. Maybe it’s the heat of summer, although we’ve had beautiful weather this week here in MA. In the ’70s during the day! This week’s Tip from Angie and Courtney has you consider the other person’s perspective before jumping into defending your own position. Great advice on how to keep your cool!
One of my roles as a coach is to help simplify business and life for my clients. While Boston is known as a center for learning and higher education, I find that bringing easy, straightforward tools to my engagements is most beneficial. In this week’s Tip, I share one of my coach’s tools, WIMI.
Tony Alessandra outlines 3 ways to manage yourself when your emotional reaction begins to get out of control.
What is the main challenge for managers? And how can they best meet that challenge?