Teacher Professional Development
Conflict inherently has a negative connotation for many of us...
It's something to be avoided.
Or rushed through.
Or avoided in the moment only to be rehashed with a safe sounding board afterwards.
One of the most impactful lessons I've learned as I began to focus on my personal development was what a gift conflict really can be. In the past, I avoided it as much as possible. It was just easier to go passive, keep the peace, and avoid an uncomfortable situation than to assert my opinion.
For me it took a major mindset shift about conflict to have the courage to assert myself. However, once I started to see how much lighter and empowered I felt when I did speak up, my confidence grew and I began to try out my new skill in my most conflict riddled relationships.
If you're ready to change your mindset around conflict, or lead others on how to do so, take a moment and try my conflict reframe game.
1) Think of a conflict you have been avoiding
2) Hit play, then pause
3) Read the statement 3 times
4) Rinse and repeat as many times as it takes to reframe your mindset about conflict
While mindset shifts may seem like an obvious answer to any problem, the reality is many of us spiral into negative, glass half empty thinking. Your mindset truly is one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox for leading like a Fulfillionaire.
I devote a whole module of my online course Balance Not Burnout to improving conflict resolution skills and reframing is just one of the tools you will learn. If you want to discover more about this course and how you can start transforming your workplace culture, you can see the details at https://www.betsykcoaching.com/BNBonlinecourse