Healthy Conflict at Work with Liz Kislik

For this week’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Liz Kislik. For 30 years as a management consultant, executive coach, and facilitator, Liz has helped clients such as American Express, Orvis, The Girl Scouts, Comcast, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems while strengthening their top and bottom lines. Her specialty is developing high performing leaders and workforces.

She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, a TEDx speaker on Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It, and has served as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University and New York University. She has also written for the European Financial Review and the Forward.

Liz’s articles have been included in Harvard Business Press books Guide to Motivating People and Dealing with Difficult People and in the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Download, and she has been interviewed for The Muse, European CEO magazine, and The Financial Times Ignites.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • Tactical ways you can build your influence as a leader
  • How to embrace conflict in a healthy way
  • Why we need to stop fearing differences of opinions
  • Understanding the 4 F’s: Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fold
  • The power of asking questions and staying curious
  • Helping people feel seen, heard and safe instead of under attack
  • Why leaders need a balance of competence, skill, externally focused business acumen and the ability to look ahead
  • The importance of checking in with your team and not making assumptions
  • Creating humanity and support during a global pandemic

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