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Have you ever thought that there may be different ways to do conflict and there may be no definitive right or wrong? Conflict is often seen as a bad thing to be avoided. But conflict is an everyday occurrence that can be bad but it can also be good. We wouldn’t want to always avoid conflict while sometimes that might be the best strategy to use.
What skills do employers look for in leaders? Identify the character traits you need to stand out and discover how to use them in the workplace with these tips taken from Singapore's Qualification for Leadership and People Management:
A friend called me the other day to tell me about the latest version of a conflict she was having with a colleague at work and my first thought was ‘here we go again’. How often do we get ourselves into situations where we feel we are going round and round in circles, the same conflicts over and over again in different disguises? I know I have had that experience. But what do we do to get out of them?
As I watched my daughter go through departures at the airport at 6am for a new life away from home, a mother was also going through with a young child. I could see the exhaustion in her eyes from the sleepless night. She hurried through pushing the buggy in an automatic state. I wanted to say to her, ‘look what happens, one day you wake up and they are gone,’ but she wouldn’t have understood, it would all would seem so far off for her.
The greatest difference you can make to your job search is changing the way you think about it. Jill Boggiss explores how reflecting on what you want and why, and adopting a positive approach, are key to a successful and satisfying future.
If you are attending an event, you might be going there wanting to make some new connections and to make a good and lasting impression. It is also a brilliant opportunity to build your brand and reputation in your industry and to become better known for your particular area of expertise.
As we get older our priorities change. We have more, or at least different, responsibilities, both in financial terms and in terms of our families. This affects the way we work.