Category Archive: Conflict resolution

7 Ways to Deal with Office Drama

Everyone knows the drama kings/queens in the office. They’re the ones you dance around. “Don’t upset Barry.” Drama queens go to the boss rather than colleagues to voice complaints. Drama kings walk into… Continue reading

12 Ways to Maximize Collisions of Perspective

Mediocrity is the result of peace and harmony. Rather than resolving conflict, invite it. Lousy leaders and weak organizations pursue peace at all costs. The heat of tension, tests, clarifies, refines, and strengthens… Continue reading

How to Resolve Interpersonal Tensions Quickly

If it wasn’t for people, leadership would be easy. Unsuccessful leaders choose the ostrich or bull approach to dealing with tensions between employees. But, don’t miss the key. The key: Determine their commitment… Continue reading

How to Deal with Frustrated Employees

Years ago, I said no to a boss. I hated it. I’m a getter-done type. Saying no was painful. It was unexpected for her to hear as well. I’d always said yes. She… Continue reading

Leaders Aren’t Momma

Mom always hated it when the boys fought. There were three of us, until the last two came along, much later. I was the oldest. Sometimes we hated each other. Tensions erupted when… Continue reading

The Key to Healthy Conflict

A Facebook follower says, “I’d love to see a Leadership Freak blog post that addresses what healthy conflict looks like.” Organizations pivot on conflict. Conflict strengthens or weakens relationships and organizations. All healthy conflict has… Continue reading