Tag: Control

Why Does Conflict Exist?

One constant in life is “conflict.” The reality of conflict for leaders needs to be understood in order to resolve it.

At least four reasons explain why conflict exists.

1) Change always brings conflict.
2) We live in a complex and diverse world.
3) We interact with people.
4) We cannot control every situation.

Knowing these reasons is not enough. We are all aware of the fact that conflict exists and, for some, conflicts are greater now than ever before.

The question to consider is, “How do we deal with conflict when it comes?”

Over the next few days, we will explore a few suggestions.

Leading Without Control…

The challenge of faith is believing that God is in control and involved in our lives (looking out for our best interest) when life is not going well.

Publilius Syrus said, “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”

This thought is significant when dealing with leadership. 

Disbelief in the vision leads dissenters to gossip, and jealousy surfaces in attempts to discourage and stop progress. 

Storms will blow against our leadership, especially when we lead with a godly, Christlike spirit.

Hold the helm. Remain strong in the faith. Keep our eyes focused on Jesus. Continue to lead.

Simplifying Our Leadership…

Life is complicated and complex. Why have we allowed our daily activities to alter the simplicity of life? A few ideas could help us simplify our leadership.

Remember who is in control, who holds eternity in His hands, and let Him have control.
Learn when to say no.
Understand the limits of our abilities.
Take a “full” day off every week and spend it with family.
Do not work in all three parts of the day.
Stop trying to get it all done the first day.

More could be shared, but if we apply a few simple ideas, our leadership will last a little longer and taste a little sweeter.