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  1. Jason (reply)

    June 28, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Interesting perspective on this subject. I know for me I do not like conflict. At times it takes me a little while to get over things (Depending on the situation) I explained this to a mentor, who challenged me to actually embrace constructive conflict and look for ways to engage in constructive conflict. In my current dept I have been challenged quite a bit to embrace constructive conflict. There has been times where I did not see eye to eye with a fellow colleague on a decision and we had to more or less “hash it out”, and after everything was hashed out I had to get over it and continue working with my colleague daily. At the end of the day I believe there can be a mutual respect that is gained between colleagues through constructive conflict. @ Dr Rob I believe Patrick Lencioni talks about the “Fear of conflict” in his book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”

    • Rob McCleland (reply)

      June 29, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Hey Jason, Thanks for sharing this great post. Yes, Lencioni does talk about this in his books 5 Dysfunctions and The Advantage. CONSTRUCTIVE (issue centered) conflict is great. People-centered conflict is usually unproductive and hurtful. If you want to hear Lencioni go after this in a hilarious way, start at the 17:00 mark of this video:

  2. Stacey Speller (reply)

    July 24, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Great blog. What seems like a contradicition is actually something that just needs further examination which you have done masterfully. Being liked shouldn’t be the goal. Being respectful, treating people with dignity and supporting their growth to create results is the the focus. And being liked will actually just be the byproduct. Well done Robster!

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