This is a very short post this week and completely self-promoting. I’m super busy and excited preparing to share at the Agile Development/Better Software dual conference in Vegas June 2-6 (http://bscwest.techwell.com/).
I will be sharing on how to help others WANT to have healthy conflict. The full session description is:
Healthy conflict helps build stronger teams. This should not come as a big surprise. Yet, leaders are all too familiar with the struggle to get members of teams to appropriately resolve their own conflicts. Tricia Broderick faced this challenge until she stopped taking ownership of the conflict and its resolution. Although conflict situations can be dramatically different, underneath most conflicts is a misalignment between perceptions and intentions. Join Tricia as she steps through a real world example?helping a lead developer take ownership of his conflict with a team member?by leveraging double loop learning. Expect deep personal reflection as we explore how immediate reactions can influence perceptions and how we as leaders can encourage the problem solving skills of others to help resolve conflict. Learn techniques you can implement to avoid accidentally or intentionally taking ownership for conflict that rightly belongs to others to solve.
I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. I hope to see you there!