Don’t pay the price of passivity!
Conflict should not be avoided if you want to stop unnamed elephants creating havoc in your organization or team. Constructive, vigorous conflict is the key to a culture that embraces diversity of thought, style and skills and innovation. Here are the tools to help your team learn these skills.
Tool 1: the thin book of naming elephants
Assign the thin book of naming elephants 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
Tool 2: Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Profile
Hold a Half-Day Workshop Using the Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Profile
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 3: Conversations Worth Having
Use Conversations Worth Having to Explore the Five Powerful Principles to Have Constructive Conversations
Conversations are at the heart of everything we do. They are key to effective leadership, high performing teams, and strong relationships. We all know that they influence us, but we rarely stop to think about how much they affect our well-being and our ability to thrive. Our conversations directly influence our present moment and possible futures.
Using real life stories, our book teaches you two simple practices for creating conversations worth having and five principles to support success.
Tool 4: The Thin Book of Trust
Assign The Thin Book of Trust 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 Feltman, will 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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