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  • A research study by the Conflict Resolutions Center states that at least 30-40 percent of the daily activities of leaders and managers is consumed with trying to resolve conflicts.

  • You work hard to find good employees for your company. Maybe that’s why it can be such a struggle for you and your leaders to confront good employees—you’re all afraid of losing them. But the best companies create a culture that dares to confront when needed, a culture that mixes care with candor—in the correct ratio.

  • How To Fix Your Company Culture

    Maybe you’ve been there at some point—declining production, management mishaps, plummeting morale, etc. As a Human Resources leader, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by focusing on how to fix your company or how to empower your managers to fix their ailing departments. Your CEO and other C-suite leaders may look to you for answers, demanding a strategy to turn things around quickly. When this happens, you and your team can provide a short-term band-aid approach or propose a more foundational question and discuss the greater cultural context in which change takes place.

  • How To Motivate Employees

    Your leaders cannot change people. To some of your leadership team, this truth may come as a surprise. They may feel that if they just try hard enough, they can motivate everyone to do what is best for the team. But it just isn’t true. The truth is that a lot of conflict in the workplace comes from leaders trying to get people to act—then becoming frustrated when they don't.