Marlene Chism is a consultant, international speaker and the author of "Stop Workplace Drama" (Wiley 2011) and "No-Drama Leadership" (Bibliomotion 2015). Visit her at MarleneChism.com and StopWorkplaceDrama.com, and connect via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
If you have invested in skills training but your managers are still conflict-adverse, it’s likely due to the mindsets that have emerged from the culture.
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Difficult relationships can be fixed, but it takes clear intentions and a willingness to set boundaries.
How can address simple yet common workplace conflicts?
If the leader can’t articulate what success looks like, the employee won’t know how to meet the expectations.
If you default to training and workshops to fix every workplace problem, you may be missing issues of clarity and cullture.
When you have the right mindset, you can push through discomfort and have the conversations that matter.
Your conversations are wasting your time, but you don’t realize it’s happening. How can you fix this?
We can avoid conflict and difficult conversations with family and co-workers, or we can try a different approach.
When we live in an environment, we become blind to the weak spots. Facing those blind spots can be either the truth that hurts or the truth that sets you free.