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Discover Your Conflict Management Style
Speed B. Leas helps readers to assess their conflict response and discover options appropriate to different levels of conflict. He draws on years of experience helping conflicted congregations to provide valuable insights on the nature of conflict and its resolution, making this an excellent tool for raising self-awareness and a practical introduction to conflict managemen ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published November 1st 1985)
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Leas points out six distinct ways of handling conflict. Leas argues that his list does not differentiate between good and poor ways of handling conflict, but more so that there are a variety of ways in which one can handle conflict and that context plays a key role in knowing which way to handle a conflict. Leas suggests that individuals have preferences to handling conflict. Thus, his short book, including a conflict inventory, enables individuals to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie ...more
"Discover your Conflict Management Style was developed for use in churches and synagogues to help members gain insight and skill in dealing with conflicts before they become very difficult or nasty." - The Alban Institute. The pamphlet is easy to read and full of quick practical application. The "Conflict Inventory" assessment test is accurate upon honest appraisal. The pamphlet covers each of the six conflict style categories which are Persuasion, Compulsion, Avoidance/Accommodation, Collabora ...more
Jan 27, 2010 Brian rated it really liked it
At less than 50 pages, this book gets right to the point. Its most valuable asset is the self-test. Leas helps the reader to find their obvious strength while also helping one to discover his/her on "fall back" methods. This would be a great resource for Elders, Deacons, or any lay-group.