Recorded 15 August 2017
Creative, engaging work environments bring people together to generate ideas. Those interactions can produce disagreement, which can result in conflict. As a leader in your organization, you need to know how to manage conflicts, whether they involve you personally, or you are asked to mediate others. How can you handle yourself in the most professional manner when faced with a colleague who is hurt, disappointed, frustrated, angry or even hostile?
We’ll address one-to-one interactions and what can be done to improve how you manage conflict at work. We’ll cover ways you can manage your own behavior to minimize difficult situations, and ways you can help others resolve disputes.
- Increase confidence for communicating constructive messages.
- Understand how to manage your own energy to minimize challenging conversations for yourself.
- Learn basic mediation techniques that will help you resolve conflicts between others.
- Effectively communicate during hostile or emotional conversations.
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Presenter/Jay Sullivan helps professionals have greater impact by teaching them to focus on the needs of their audiences, in both groups or in one-on-one coaching arrangements. He works closely with the learning and development professionals at many global organizations to customize communication skills solutions for their teams. Prior to joining Exec I Comm, Sullivan spent nine years as a practicing attorney. He is also the author of Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond.