One of my goals for 2008 at Resurrection is to further develop a skill set for conflict management/resolution. I had lunch yesterday with Molly Simpson, campus pastor of Resurrection West and was blessed by our time together.
One of the suggestions that Molly made was that I take the time to read discover your conflict management style by Speed Leas. I borrowed a copy from another pastor and look forward to reading it and taking the assesment that is included within.
Next week I’m having lunch with Dan Entwistle and look forward to hearing what he has to say about managing and resolving conflict. I’ll share reflections about what I’ve learned through both of these conversations after next week.
Again, I’m open to hearing from any of you regarding tools or concepts that you’ve found to be helpful when managing conflict.