You Need to Engage, Not Agree

Constructive conflict creates an effective environment for innovation. Leaders who make agreement or consensus more important than candid, rigorous debate cause problems for themselves and others. Results suffer. Remember that engagement is more important than agreement. Take a hard look at any need you have for others to agree with you. Then notice the tone you are setting in your organization regarding conflict. Open it up, and richer contributions from you and your team will follow.

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