Guest Blogger - Brian Jones, Patrick Lencioni's Table Group Consulting The Best Teams Embrace Discomfort Recently I was asked by a CEO during a meeting with her team, "How long will it take for us to become comfortable with conflict?" I suspected that what she was asking was: "How long until we start disagreeing with each other without thinking about it too much in advance?" But her question (and I hope my response) led to a great discussion, for the truth is, we should never become too comfortable with conflict. It should always stay a bit uncomfortable. Here's why and how, but first, a reminder that we define conflict as "passionate debate between trusting team members in pursuit of the best idea. Conflict without trust is politics."
Homework: After every team meeting, ask yourself (and better yet, ask your team):
I also wanted to make all Chief Outsiders followers aware of our upcoming Webinar Series. Pat Lencioni and Jeff Gibson will be hosting the first session where we will focus on exploring and applying Pat's foundational model, outlined in "The Advantage." I hope you'll be able to join us for it, as it will be a great conversation. From there, plan to join us for the subsequent webinars as we dive deeper into the content. It's always great to have friends of The Table Group join us for these. To learn more and register for these upcoming webinars, click here »
By Brian Jones
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