I recently read an article by DailyOM on February 2, 2021 that I knew right away I wanted to share with you as soon as I read it.
Knowing how to best manage conflict at work or home can be the difference between creating a wedge between you and your co-workers or loved ones or an opportunity to deepen and evolve your relationships.
These golden nuggets include practical advice you can implement immediately to navigate conflict with more grace and achieve more constructive outcomes.
Conflict is an inevitable part of our lives because our beliefs often contrast with our loved ones, friends, and colleagues. However, for all the difficulty arguments can cause, we can learn a lot from them.
How we handle ourselves when confronted with anger or argument demonstrates our overall level of patience.
Judgment & Blame
No matter how frustrating the dispute, we should address that person with an open heart and compassion to resolve conflict. Judgments and blame must be put aside and replaced with respect.
Conflict is often caused by unspoken needs that are masked by confrontational emotions or hostile behavior. When we approach conflict with love and acceptance, we empower ourselves to discover a means to achieving a common resolution.
Resolving conflict is a gift
The answer to finding the enlightenment hidden in conflict is to ask yourself what is behind your disagreement with a particular person or situation. Your inner self or the universe may be trying to point you to a specific life lesson, so try to keep your ears and eyes open.
Once you have explored your disagreement's internal and external roots, make an intentional effort to let go of any anger or resentment you feel. As you do so, the energy between you and whoever you disagree with will change, even if they are still working from a more limited energy state.
Consider that each of you likely has compelling reasons for thinking and feeling as you do, and accept that you have no power to change their mind. This can help you address your disagreement rationally, with a steady voice and a willingness to compromise.
If you listen thoughtfully and with an empathetic ear during the conflict, you can transform clashes into opportunities to compromise.
Examine your thoughts
Scrutinize your thoughts and feelings. You may discover stubbornness within yourself that is causing resistance or unwittingly feeding yourself negative messages about your adversary.
As your part in disagreements becomes gradually more clear, each new conflict becomes another chance further to hone your empathy, compassion, and tolerance.
Bringing it all together
I'm grateful to have run into this article and to share these golden nuggets with you.
Every time you have the opportunity to experience conflict, don't shy away. As you open yourself up to explore what is possible beyond that conflict, you'll deepen the relationship with the other person, and most importantly, get to know yourself on a whole new level.
As leaders, mastering resolving and managing differences among employees, stakeholders will pay dividends in your career. It will help you expand your influence and impact while generating well-being in the workplace--everyone wins!
Here's to your success!
With love and appreciation,
Coach Ginny 💕
If you want to learn how to increase your impact at work, navigate a competitive and challenging workplace, manage difficult personalities, influence a poor manager, grow your career and income, let's set up a complimentary strategy session. We'll discuss your challenges and the next best steps to achieve your 12-month goals. Let's connect here: www.callwithginny.com.
Whenever you're ready, we want to serve you with what you need support the most! Here are some ways in which we can do this together: #1 - Want to become my partner in populating the world with great leaders? Here is how! If you know someone in your trusted network who can use the support of a coach like me, check out my 10% referral program. Get the details from our Affiliates & Referral Partners page. #2 - Check out our virtual, proven career and leadership training: Learn the #1 success secret to becoming the highly impactful, influential leader you are meant to be without sacrificing your well-being. We start soon and spots are limited, get the details here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a SAVINGS CODE: www.fearlessledershipmastermind.com. #3 - Develop your Personal Brand with our online program + VIP Coaching: We share the exact steps to stand out in a new job market, confidently, despite today's economy. Get the details here: www.personalbrandingmasterclass.com. #4 - Accelerate advancing your career and creating an actionable plan with our Visionary Leaders Circle monthly program: Acquire the tools, strategies, and structure to advance steadily and develop leadership competencies, virtually, in a community of inspiring leaders and the guidance of your leadership coach. Find out more and register here: www.visionaryleaderscircle.com #5 - Coach with us, virtually, privately, one-on-one: Join one of our private coaching programs, designed to address your specific challenges and goals, flexible to your busy schedule. Our clients earn promotions, higher pay, transition into new roles they love, and enjoy a higher level of financial, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. They "do the work" and see the results! 100% virtual, get started with a complimentary session here: www.executivebound.com/get-started. #6 - Introduce us to your company to deliver virtual and live motivational talks and leadership training: We partner with companies, ERGs, and individuals across industries, providing the support and structure to develop talent and grow leadership dream teams. Please email us at email@example.com, and let's connect. #7 - Read our book, Fearless Women at Work: Five Powerful Strategies to Thrive in Your Career and Life! This book’s sole purpose is to ignite your personal power to pursue the life of your dreams by applying five practical strategies in a unique process named C.A.R.E.S. Get your copy and BONUS Book Club Guide companion today at www.executivebound.com/book. #8 - Subscribe to our Podcast, the Visionary Leaders Circle! Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and others. Develop your edge to become an impactful leader. Learn from distinguished guests, leadership experts, and your host, Dr. Ginny A. Baro. Leave us a five-star review so others can find us. And to be our guest, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy: www.executivebound.com/podcast. #9 - Read our blog & share it! Keep your mind fresh with ideas. Retool with strategies to navigate challenges at work and in life. And take action that will propel you forward. Knowledge and execution are power. Visit our blog, and if you enjoy the articles, please share them with your friends and colleagues.
#10 - Follow us on Social Media! Click the buttons at the bottom of this email to follow us and enjoy the content we share on our social media channels. Send me a connect request on LinkedIn to grow your network, and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, where you'll find our dynamic and inspiring Weekly Micro-Learning series.
About Dr. Ginny A. Baro
Dr. Ginny A. Baro is an award-winning motivational speaker & leadership coach, career strategist, and #1 best-selling author of Fearless Women at Work. Ginny specializes in partnering with organizations and ERGs to develop leadership dream teams. And she supports individuals navigating a corporate hierarchy or transitioning into an entirely new phase of their career. She has successfully facilitated live and virtual leadership training and coaching programs for individuals and Fortune 500 companies with over 140,000 employees, and delivered keynotes impacting global audiences larger than 7,000. To learn more, visit ExecutiveBound.
Join our community and receive valuable strategies delivered to your inbox (we don't spam). Read other articles in our blog, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Here's how we help!