Now that you’re out of 2023 new year’s resolution mode, I want to discuss the 2 skills that will help you build businesses and relationships for years to come.
Trust & Resilience.
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3 TYPES OF CONFLICT
As you move through your work week, you’ll bump into 3 levels of conflict: Global, Organizational, & Individual.
- Global conflict impacts the way we connect with one another (pandemic, recession).
- Organizational conflict exists in many forms and on many levels within your organization (task-based, leadership, personality, work style).
- Individual conflict is personal and requires self-awareness for more effective communication and collaboration with others (anxiety, depression).
Bottom line is that conflict is inevitable; the more you prepare for conflict, the better off you’ll be.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR CONFLICT?
Preparing for conflict begins by getting to know yourself better….
- Learning how to work with your energy.
- Becoming more aware of your blind spots.
- Having a better understanding of how fear plays a role in your life, to name a few.
All of these are examples of taking personal inventory and being self-reflective.
When an organization encourages this type of self-reflection amongst its colleagues and teams, it sets itself up for long-term success.
PROACTIVE VS. REACTIVE RESPONSE TO CONFLICT
Regardless of whether you’re an individual or an organization, you want to be proactive, versus reactive, with your response to conflict.
A proactive approach encourages vulnerability, transparency, strong listening skills, open-minded communication, and engagement among colleagues.
This is how you build trust.
When these practices are ignored, organizations become reactive and suffer greatly….
It results in a loss of time, resources, and money.
AND, it creates an environment laden with drama and resentment.
If you or your organization/team choose a proactive approach towards conflict, and commit to stay proactive, you develop resiliency.
Resilience is your ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
Long-term success is dependent on resiliency.
On the flip side…
If you don’t trust yourself..
If you don’t create meaningful relationships…
If your team doesn’t trust one another…
You’ll never reach the point of resiliency that you NEED for long-term success, and this is when individuals and companies crumble to the ground.
COMMIT TO YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Your emotional health is the single most important commitment you can make to yourself.
So, as you start to chip away at your 2023 goals, be sure to prepare yourself for the conflict that awaits you.