The Myths of Conflict: Healthy Disagreements

Healthy Disagreements

 

For a long time, we looked at conflict in the workplace as a huge problem. The word “conflict” according to the dictionary is “a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.” From differing personal views, tastes, and preferences to professional discourse, the idea of conflict is something we were once encouraged to avoid at all costs.

Since then, there have been a lot more articles surrounding this idea of “healthy conflict.” No longer do we fear conflict, we encourage it — because it means there are diverse views in the workplace, and we could use it as momentum for movement and growth. (more…)

Authority Without Influence Is Not Leadership

Is there a difference between authority and influence?

Absolutely.

You might be reading this from a place of authority. You have the title, the office, the staff. You know what it means to be in charge. You’ve been given the authority to lead.

The difference between authority and influence matters most to leaders with authority because it can deeply affect their leadership — and their legacy. (more…)