Conflict Management

Being Good at Conflict

Are you or anyone you know good at conflict management?

We mean really good.

You know:

  • able to enter into difficult discussions
  • confront tricky situations and people
  • ameliorate tensions between others
  • mediate, arbitrate and otherwise achieve resolution
  • even create conflict to get stuff out on the table

Tough Stuff

Well, we think those are the people who should be getting the Nobel Peace Prize for handling the every day tough stuff that other people shy away from.

Shy away from!

Actually, most people avoid conflict like the proverbial plague (we'd even venture to say that given the option of conflict or plague some might even debate with themselves for a minute!).

Conflict Management is Hard

Ok, seriously folks, conflict management is hard.

You don't know what's going to happen.

Well, we can tell you what's going to happen.

People might:

  • cry
  • get angry
  • stomp out
  • accuse you
  • get defensive
  • blame others

Uncomfortable Feelings

Most importantly, what will happen is that you will have a whole lot of uncomfortable feelings sloshing around inside you, and most of us don't like uncomfortable feelings.

We want everything to be 'nice' and pleasant; for people to get on with us and each other; for everything to run smoothly.

So what do we do?

We don't do anything and hope it all goes away all by itself.

Does it ever!

Conflict Avoidance

When conflict isn't dealt with:

  • it festers
  • it creates bad feelings
  • it escalates
  • it gets blown out of proportion
  • it creates gossip and rumour
  • it creates pretending
  • It creates making things up

When conflict isn't dealt with it takes on a life of its own and soon it's controlling you instead of you controlling it.

Fear of Conflict Management

Getting over the fear of Conflict Management

Ever hear about that book, 'Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway'?

Conflict Management is about having those uncomfortable feelings and doing it anyway.

Dealing with conflict is a bit like going to the dentist: you hate the idea of it, you wait forever to make the appointment and you are sooo relieved when it's over and most of the time, it wasn't so bad after all.

Conflict is Good

Conflict is actually good - just like getting your teeth cleaned.

We've said before and we'll say it again: the purpose of conflict is to arrive at a resolution.

The only way you can achieve resolution is if you get everything out in the open and muck about with it.

Leaving it alone will get you exactly nowhere.

If you avoid conflict management it will eventually bite you in the bum.

Conflict Management Training

Impact Factory runs

Open Conflict Management Courses

Tailored Conflict Management Training

and personalised

One-to-One Conflict Management Coaching

for anyone who wants to improve the way they

Handle Conflict

Conflict Management Training in London

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