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Confront Conflict to Create Connection

Three myths that feed the elephant

Passion and purpose bring people together even through conflict, but only to a point. When conflict starts to brew, it’s the leader’s job to address the elephant, yet leaders often use all kinds of tactics to avoid conversations that could prevent costly mistakes.

I’ve seen everything from changing job descriptions, stripping titles, hiring a new boss to deal with the incompetent employee, to shifting a non-performer to another department to avoid a performance conversation rather than face the problem issue head-on.

The result of allowing or avoiding can be traced back to three culturally acceptable myths that we all seem to buy into. This article exposes the three myths that keeps the growing elephant unexposed.

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