Something interesting is happening that may surprise you.

I recently performed a Google search of the phrase “conflict leads to”--and it produced the following results:


I love this! Did you notice that none of the conclusions were negative?


How different would your experiences be if you nurtured the mindset that:

“Conflict is a momentary indicator of an opportunity to improve…”

We own this definition and it has opened a world of possibilities that was hiding behind faulty assumptions and fear of the unknown.

This transformational definition helps extract the fangs of conflict and mutes it’s menacing growl.

No longer can we view conflict as a fight for street cred or respect.

Instead: It’s an opportunity for us to get better and make better.

Therefore, we should learn to handle often as possible, because this will lead to continuous improvement.


It’s important to note that not all conflict can be resolved, but it all must certainly be handled.

And there is a solution to support you with this ever important leadership task.

Style Matters: The Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory is a culturally flexible, psychometrically-validated conflict style invetnroy that shows users their preferred style of conflict management.

The inventory takes between 3-5 minutes to complete, after which you’ll receive a comprehensive report with detailed suggestions for optimizing the 5 conflict styles:


The report devotes several pages to exploring each style, outlining their strengths and caution points, and giving tips for working with people who favor the style.

One distinguishing advantage of this inventory is that it also scores users on their “Storm Shift,” which is how behavior changes as conflict escalates.

Knowing your “Storm Shift” will help you with increasing emotional intelligence and achieving self-mastery.

Disclaimer: We are not expressely or implicitly affiliated with StyleMatters or in any way. Upward Mindset, LLC chooses to use the StyleMatters assessments for delivering conflict handling training and coaching engagements.

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