On September 24, 2009, I had the good fortune to speak to the Women in Business group of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce. We started with some general, very interactive, discussion about common causes of conflict, at home and on the job. As you might expect, kids, spouses, co-workers, and the people we need to make our business hum topped the list.
Then we moved on to some practical tips about preventing, reducing, and resolving conflicts. As I have said before, conflict is a part of life. Managing conflict so that it does minimum damage is the key.