5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When you get a group of people together day after day, conflict is inevitable. The employees you so carefully screened during hiring interviews aren't immune, either. They might have had the perfect answers to behavioral questions such as, "How do you handle conflict?"
In my early days of entrepreneurship, I felt solely responsible for the success of my business. It seemed like it was all up to me to make sure things got done, goals were met and the company was moving forward. However, as things started to take off, I quickly realized that I couldn't do it alone.
Make other people who are good at a particular task mentor the newcomers for on-boarding, reducing your load and helping the new joiners. This also builds trust among the mentors, making it a win-win situation.
image credit: DN Nation Here's the thing - leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot or will not address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion, you should not be in a leadership role. From my perspective, the issues surrounding conflict resolution can be best summed-up [...]
Communication: Conflict due to the lack of information, poor information, no information, or misinformation. Clear, concise, accurate, and timely communication of information will help to ease both the number and severity of conflicts.
Emotions: Letting emotions drive decisions. Don't place emotional superiority ahead of achieving your mission.