How To Make Conflict More Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. But what if we’re seeing this wrong? Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team? That’s the focus of my conversation with organizational psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Liane Davey in this episode of my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”.

Liane is the New York Times bestselling author of “You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done.” She is also a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and an organizational psychology expert for Quartz magazine. As the co-founder of 3COze, she advises on business strategy and executive team effectiveness and has worked with executives at companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Aviva, TD Bank, 3M, and SONY PlayStation.

In this episode, we’ll be talking about her book, “The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track”.

Over the course of this episode, Liane and I discuss:

  • What is “conflict debt” and why we should be doing our best to avoid amassing this kind of debt.
  • The three behaviours we all do that can fuel conflicts instead of addressing the underlying roots.
  • Why it’s important to understand the difference between conflict aversion and conflict avoidance.
  • Steps you can take today to reduce unnecessary workplace conflicts.
  • Tapping into the power of connection to transform conflict into an opportunity to learn and understand.

So give this episode a listen and if you enjoy it, please do share it with others in our organization or your network so that they might also gain these insights on how to transform conflict from something that harms to something that helps.

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Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and keynote speaker. He is also the Principal and Founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth and development. Tanveer’s writings and insights on leadership and workplace interactions have been featured in a number of prominent media and organization publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Canada’s national newspaper “The Globe and Mail”, The Economist Executive Education Navigator, and the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center.

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