Understanding why conflict exists is a beginning point. How should we approach conflict?
1) Anticipate conflict. With anticipation comes preparation, and when we are prepared we are better equipped to find resolution.
2) See the opportunity. Imagine the difference in facing conflict when we recognize conflict is an opportunity to improve relationships.
3) Deal with one at a time. At various times, we will face an overwhelming flood of conflict. The best approach is this step.
4) Focus on the objective. We easily lose sight of our objective, and our vision is clouded by the devastation of the conflict. Focus!