Conflict: Part 1
As a conflict management expert, it’s not uncommon for people to seek me out to figure out how to have conflict in a manner that is productive. People seem to perceive themselves either passive or “off the charts” angry when it comes to conflict.
Conflict, in simple terms, is a difficult situation made worse by avoidance. The more we avoid situations, the more our ideas fester about how things may or may not go.
Tips for knowing if you are in conflict (with yourself or someone else):
– You complain a lot to family, friends, co–workers
– You find yourself gossiping about others
– You are having trouble sleeping
– You tend to avoid people, situations, places
Once you are aware that you are in conflict, you are already moving forward to possible solutions.