Why Leaders Should Encourage Conflict Part IV

Engagement Details


As many people tend not to have a favorable experience negotiating differences, the tendency is toward grouping themselves according to similarities, which helps them avoid the process of differentiating. Learn how this limits us from the depth necessary for meaningful relationships and helps us to avoid the discomfort associated with navigating differences. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the six steps to constructive differencing.
  2. Explore our own resistance to moving beyond debate and discussion.
  3. Begin to apply the principles of conflict exploration.

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

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  • Article on Constructive Differencing
  • Article on Manipulation