Conflict is Inevitable…Combat is Optional

While many find it awkward and uncomfortable, conflict is crucial to healthy relationships.  Conflict produces better solutions, strengthens bonds, and provides the opportunity to see a variety of perspectives.  Conflict is actually a very positive part of communication.  Combat, however, can be dangerous. Conflict occurs when people don’t see eye to eye about an issue,…

Keep Conflict from Turning into Combat

Conflict is inevitable.  Combat, however, is optional.  What’s the difference?  Conflict is about an issue, combat is personal.  Most people are uncomfortable with conflict, but it’s really combat we should be avoiding.  Conflict can be extremely positive and productive.  It can lead to better solutions and outcomes if handled effectively. So how do you effectively…