All conflict is bad and should be avoided at all cost.
That was a strong belief held by one organization I worked with. They believed the presence of conflict was an indication of organizational weakness.
And as you might imagine, the organization was anything BUT strong.
Conflict is like fire: if used unconsciously destruction follows and if used wisely a team will prosper.
Challenge and conflict are particularly prevalent right now for people and organizations. Tight resources, rapidly changing technology, and multiple generations in the work place all add to the intensity.
A delicate balance is required to use conflict creatively before it gets destructive. Yet, innovation requires conflict and performance peaks when we are challenged.
Now is the perfect time as a leader to learn how to foster and harness conflict.
Karen Valencic is an expert in conflict resolution; she works with teams to help them understand conflict and use it to collaborate and create. Karen is the author of Spiral Impact -- The Power to Get It Done with Grace. Her understanding of conflict stems from her many years studying Aikido, an absolutely amazing martial art [check out the video clip below showing Karen's master instructor].In this interactive TeleSeminar you'll learn the following:
1. Why it is crucial to have conflict and be challenged.2. What it takes to create with conflict.
3. How to implement these ideas with a team or group of people working together.
Karen Valencic is an IATF member and it is both our honor and pleasure to provide IATF members with a platform to share their wisdom with the worldwide IATF community. This represents one of the many benefits of IATF membership.
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How To Use Conflict Creatively in Teams
Thursday February 18, 2010
Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes
WHAT TO EXPECT
Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!
CLICK HERE to download the recording (75 minute mp3). Recording is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area.
CLICK HERE to register. It's free. Registration is closed.