1. Non-Confrontational, which we'll cover in this post.
2. Arrogance, which we'll cover in the future.
In each area of life we encounter conflict and confrontation.They're unavoidable. Speaking from experience these times will create an enormous amount of stress and discomfort if we are not prepared.
To be an effective, VALID leader, we must not back down from conflict. We are clearly commissioned as Christian leaders to confront and face conflict head on.
The bible talks about conflict in 2 Cor. 7:5 (NIV), this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within.
And about confrontation in, Gal. 2:11 (MSG), I had a face-to-face confrontation with him because he was clearly out of line.
Defining conflict is simple. Two differing viewpoints toward a similar subject. It is not fighting or arguing to win the battle. When this occurs it is generally due to lack of leadership and/ or misuse of power.
Allowing conflict, in its proper terms, provides clarity. Focusing on the topic and allowing everyone to speak candidly paves the way toward resolution. We can also expect to reach consensus and establish collaboration within our teams. These are far better than settling for compromise. Plus, great decisions often result from allowing conflicting viewpoints.
Don't shy away from healthy conflict. Your leadership and credibility depend on it.
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