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Dealing with Conflict – Part 3 – Competition

This five part series focuses on the positive and negative aspects of avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration in order to provide a clearer understanding of the importance of each management style. The third conflict management style “Competition” is very common, but may not be very helpful in the long term success of a relationship. Competition             Managers must deal with […]

Dealing with Conflict – Part 2- Do You Accommodate?

  This five part series focuses on the positive and negative aspects of avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration in order to provide a clearer understanding of the importance of each management style. Accommodation (Be Careful) Kozan (2002) gives the following definition for the accommodation style of conflict management. “Accommodation (high in cooperativeness) represents trying to satisfy the […]

Dealing with Conflict – Part 1

Conflict management requires an understanding among all parties of their different perspectives so that an adequate framework can be developed to move the organization forward (Pammer, 2000).  Managers will find that they will need to utilize avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, or collaboration to manage the balancing act that individuals face when it comes to concern […]

Be Careful What You Ask!

Churches are constantly in search of finding the right employee to join the team. The interview process is the primary way that an organization fills its positions (Satterlee, 2009). Employers will use the interview process to make sound hiring decisions (Gerson, 2008). Employers do need to exercise caution in the areas of interview questions and […]

Start Small!

This blog is based on Colm McCormack’s article “Leadership, Leadership, Leadership: Are We All Chanting the Wrong Mantra?” McCormack states that all leaders are essentially managers and more emphasis needs to be placed on training good managers instead of training good leaders (McCormack, 2009). The first main section focuses on three major concepts concerning managers. […]