Conflict is a challenge to deal with in most organizations, businesses, charity groups, volunteer teams and congregations.
Are you dealing with conflict at work? Here are a few ideas on how to deal with conflict.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know. – Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.
There are three principles in a man’s being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I meanand I don’t do what I say. – Martin Buber
The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning? Serving? Do they achieve the required results? Do they change with grace? Manage conflict? – Max de Pree
The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results. – Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.
Ifpassion drives you, let reason hold the reins. – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.
A conflict begins and ends in the hearts and minds of people, not in the hilltops. – Amos Oz
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. – Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict. – Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. – Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.