Could Your Family Dynamics Be The Source Of Conflict At Work?
In this powerful book, workplace conflict expert Bonnie Artman Fox brings you stories of how real-life leaders have conquered conflict by learning from the lessons of their upbringing.
“Many leaders avoid conflict because it’s messy and uncomfortable. Based on their family histories, the leaders in this book show us how to develop the interpersonal courage necessary for productive conflict which will ultimately result in healthier teams and more effective organizations."
- Patrick Lencioni
President and CEO, The Table Group, Best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
When it comes to conflict in the workplace, people often respond with one of two extremes…
Avoid it at all costs or overreact with anger. Either way, nothing gets resolved and problems continue that divide teams.
Do any of these sound familiar:
Do you find yourself struggling with conflict with co-workers?
Do you find yourself fixing the aftermath of conflict rather than addressing it as soon as it occurs?
Do you wish you spent less time dealing with interpersonal issues and more time getting back to business?
“Leaders need to be able to lead themselves before they lead others. In this enlightening book, Bonnie tells the story of 11 leaders whose persistence and tenacity (combined into 'pertinacity') guides them on a journey to self-awareness and profound transformation of their leadership styles. Bonnie very engagingly shows us that our past experiences do not have to define our future. This is a must-read book to more fully understand leadership.”
- George Kohlrieser, Ph. D.
Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland
Bestselling Author of Hostage at the Table and Care to Dare
Without realizing it, how the conflict was handled in your upbringing is STILL influencing the way you lead, communicate, and deal with conflict today. Did your parents argue a lot? Was one a pleaser or a martyr? Did one keep the peace at any price?
As a licensed therapist and leadership coach, I understand how damaging unresolved conflict can be to an organization. That's why I’ve compiled stories of how real-life leaders have taken insights from their upbringing to improve how they address and resolve conflict today.
The good news is, YOU too can learn how to address conflict in healthy, proactive ways that serve you, your employees and co-workers, your customers, and your organization.
How Did My Family Get in My Office?! Surprising Ways Your Upbringing Impacts You At Work And What You Can Do About It shares how leaders from various industries and backgrounds have transformed their conflict style and how they deal with conflict in their workplace – instead of avoiding and letting differences impact performance and morale.
You'll discover how to be less reactive during the conflict and improve relationships with your coworkers, employees, and boss!
This book will help you and your team:
Stop walking away from conflict thinking about what you wish you would have said or regretting what you did say!
The American Comedian, Judy Tenuta, said, “My parents always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinated so much. I told them, ‘Just you wait.’”
If there's anything Bonnie has learned in the over 25 years of helping people face conflict, it's this, waiting makes things worse. The time is now to finally discover how to deal with conflict diplomatically and effectively.