Seven UP-sides of Conflict

Conflict gets a bad rap. Sometimes even just saying the word “conflict” is enough to make people squirm. But in fairness to the dynamic, here are 7 potential BENEFITS of conflict, courtesy of Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader, by Craig E. Runde and Tim A. Flanagan: Conflict can stimulate creativity and problem-solving Conflict can foster …

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Corporate Culture Sub-Optimization

My latest response to a question posed in the Mentor’s Guild Ask an Expert forum: I admit to having used such a suboptimization strategy, back in the day, when I was promoted to run a department that was both negatively viewed and non-core to the business. Although the larger company culture was very “high-visibility” and “political,” I asked …

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