Conflict is inevitable in any relationship. From family dynamics to workplace environments, everyone experiences some degree of relational struggles. Avoiding conflict, or merely pretending it doesn’t exist, will only make the situation worse. In fact, how we handle that conflict largely determines the effect it has on our lives.

We benefit when we to pay attention to conflict. Perhaps it’s pointing to a need for better communication or a change in how we’re doing something. Conflict is also an opportunity to learn more about others and ourselves; we can even use it to grow as an individual or organization.


It seems like every business is struggling with the concept of transformation. Large incumbents are trying to keep pace with digital upstarts., and even digital native companies born as disruptors know that they need to transform. Take Uber: at only eight years old, it’s already upended the business model of taxis. Now it’s trying to move from a software platform to a robotics lab to build self-driving cars.

And while the number of initiatives that fall under the umbrella of “transformation” is so broad that it can seem meaningless, this breadth is actually one of the defining characteristic that differentiates…

Thomas Sysinger, SHRM-CP

One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they’re not alone. The highest form of knowledge is empathy. What’s your story?

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