Episode from the podcastDiana Kander: Professional AF

Why Your Team Needs Productive Conflict with Liane Davey

Released Monday, 20th January 2020
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For the past 25 years, Liane Davey has researched and advised teams on how to achieve high performance. Known as the “teamwork doctor,” she’s worked with hundreds of teams, including 26 Global Fortune 500 companies (and counting).

Today we're discussing Liane's book, the Good Fight, about creating productive conflict with your team. Conflict has become a “dirty word.” The truth is that our teams and organizations require conflict to get things done. But, as humans, we avoid conflict and build up conflict debt by deferring and dodging the difficult decisions and our organizations are paying the price – becoming less productive, less innovative and less competitive. Individuals are paying too – suffering from overwhelming workloads, endless drama, and sleepless nights.

Liane and I are going to discuss:
  • How to have healthy productive disagreements with your team
  • How to best rebuild a relationship with someone you're having tension with on the team
  • The surprising signs of teams with high trust
  • Some incredible exercises like the tarp exercise and the U exercise to help you have healthy productive conflicts


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