The Irony of Leadership: We Need More Conflict and Civility

We can create real change when we engage others in conflict to clarify our shared values and what they look like. Civility is not a response to an absence of conflict but the result of engagement. Photo by Sushil Nash on Unsplash
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The Social Change Model

Part of Talking the Talk

When you talk to people about your expectations, it might help to be explicit about what you expect — almost like putting a sign on it that says “This is it!” Photo by Brad Stallcup on Unsplash

Managing Conflict with Civility: Part One

Devise and implement a common method for resolving conflict

Provide people with criteria for making trade-offs

Use the escalation of conflict as an opportunity for coaching

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To Be Continued



“How Come No One Ever Told Me” is about lessons learned in life that no one ever told me but need to be shared.

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Joseph Rios EdD

I believe leadership is the expression of values. Career Coach | Educator | Writer | Social Justice Advocate | Trainer.