Constructive Conflict

Don’t pay the price of passivity!

If you want to stop unnamed elephants creating havoc in your organization or team, embrace conflict. Constructive, vigorous conflict is the key to a culture that celebrates diversity of thought, style and skills and innovation. Here are the tools to help you.



Tool 1: the thin book of naming elephants

Assign as pre-work

Have a short session to discuss how the following impact your organization or team culture:

  • The role of assumptions and multiple realities;

  • Why surfacing assumptions is so important;

  • Why arrogance, hubris and smart talk gets in the way of constructive dialogue;

  • What strategies you can use to name the elephants in your organization;

  • The price of passivity

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Tool 2: Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Profile

Hold a Half-Day Workshop

This profile is a tool that creates awareness around conflict behaviors. Participants also learn how their automatic (and often unconscious) thoughts and assumptions can impact their conflict behaviors. Finally they learn how to reframe their thoughts so they can choose more productive behaviors in conflict.

Interested in a Facilitation Kit?

The Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Facilitation Kit has three training modules and optional Conflict Map and Comparison Report activities with facilitator’s guides, PowerPoint®, participant handouts, and video that support the Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile

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Tool 4: The Thin Book of Trust

Assign as a Pre-read to a workshop on Trust.

Trust is essential to a high performing, engaged and constructive workplace. Yet, what is trust? How do you create the right environment to build trust? 

This best selling book, by Charles Feltmanwill give you enough clear and concrete language to understand and address issues of trust at work. The book includes sample script to learn how to build and maintain strong trusting relationships with others.

There’s also a Trust Workshop you can purchase directly from Charles.

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