Conflicts are real. Especially in leadership.
Your abrasiveness, assertiveness, or vision will rub someone the wrong way. And the same goes for those you lead. They’re going to rub you the wrong way.
Conflicts aren’t bad. They’re needed.
I think of the Bible verse Proverbs 27:17. It states
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another
This means conflict can sharpen us. The more you deal with conflict, the better you’ll be. Before you know it, you may have gained skills you didn’t know you needed.
The struggle is that not everyone knows how to handle conflict in leadership. Their conflict resolution skills are lacking.
5 Conflict Resolution Skills For Successful Leaders
Let’s take a peek at five different ways you can resolve conflicts as a leader. These tactics will serve you well when dealing with interpersonal, vendor, and business conflicts.