Conflict is an inevitable part of life and Tribes. It’s not easy, but it’s a sign your group is full of live human beings. An important part of your growth as a leader will be learning how to healthily address conflict and proactively prevent unnecessary conflict. Here are seven conflict quick tips.
Address issues quickly. If you have an issue with someone, go quickly and talk to them rather than allowing the issue to grow.
Use “I feel” statements. When talking about what you’re experiencing, talk about yourself. Say, “I feel frustrated when…” instead of saying, “You make me mad.”
Listen to what’s not being said. Tone and body language are huge indicators to pay attention to. Also, what words aren’t being said?
Communicate in person. Avoid messaging through difficult conversations.
Lead with grace, then truth. Follow the Matthew 18 model for conflict resolution.
Get advice. You may need to follow up with your Community Leader for wisdom.
Be introspective. Is it possible that you’ve somehow caused the conflict?
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