Leadership and the Health of Conflict
- Why can't we all just get along??
By: D. Kevin Berchelmann
Healthy conflict: Good. Unhealthy conflict: Bad. There endeth the lesson...
The key, of course, is knowing the difference.
I frequently say that when reasonably intelligent, well-intentioned people disagree, the organization is better served. By reasonably intelligent, I don't mean an IQ number-just that the person communicating has enough mental snap to understand and discuss the issues at hand. And by well-intentioned, I'm simply referring to those without some boneheaded personal agenda.