Strong teams often have team members with strong personalities. Learn how to build your team’s conflict resolution skills.
More often than not, high-performing teams operate in high-pressure environments. And many times on a high-performing team, you have some strong personalities at play. When you combine pressure and strong personalities there are plenty of opportunities for conflict between the members of your team. Your job as a leader is not to mediate those conflicts and be a referee. Instead, you need to teach the members of your team how to resolve those conflicts with one another. It’s going to help them build relationships and interpersonal skills. It also keeps you from having to dedicate a significant amount of time and energy every time somebody has a conflict with another member of the team. Read more