Thomas Kilmann Collaborating Conflict Mode

A combination of being assertive and cooperative, those who collaborate attempt to work with others to identify a solution that fully satisfies everyone’s concerns. In this style, which is the opposite of avoiding, both sides can get what they want and negative...

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Thomas Kilmann Competing Conflict Mode

Those who compete are assertive and uncooperative and willing to pursue one’s own concerns at another person’s expense. Using this style works when you don’t care about the relationship but the outcome is important, such as when competing with another company for a...

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Thomas Kilmann Conflict Model Explained

Though conflict is a normal and natural part of any workplace, it can lead to absenteeism, lost productivity, and mental health issues. At the same time, conflict can be a motivator that generates new ideas and innovation as well as leads to increased flexibility and...

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Leader as Visionary

Some of the world's greatest leaders are considered visionary. Steve Jobs with Apple, Sheryl Sandberg with Facebook, Jeff Bezos with Amazon. Some people would say that's an expected quality for a leader, but in many ways, it's also the most difficult. Having vision...

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Leader as Ambassador

Most of the roles played by leaders involve communication, strategizing, and knowledge acquisition within the organization. However leaders can also benefit from having the ability to communicate and contribute externally as representatives of their teams or...

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Leader as Motivator

With fast turnaround times and short deadlines leaders often feel pressured to be efficient and focus on the facts. Customer requirements, specific deliverables, production variables. Sometimes that granular focus prevents leaders from shifting into one of the most...

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Leader as Change Agent

Of all the roles that leaders play, acting as an agent of change has probably evolved the most over time. At one point, leaders who could successfully guide their team through transitions stood out from their peers. Today, being a change agent is a necessity, and...

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Leader as Subject Matter Expert

Many times, the professionals chosen for leadership roles are the ones who have demonstrated their value as subject matter experts. It's an obvious choice, since their team members already look to them for guidance. That is why stepping into this role feels completely...

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Leader as Manager

When employees are asked to describe their biggest complaints about the workplace, one of the most common answers is this, lack of clear direction. Perhaps the team leader is nice, charismatic, encouraging, and/or inspirational, but can't articulate the strategy for...

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