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Communication Toolkit for Introverts by Patricia Weber

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Chapter 7. Do You Have an Axe to Grind? Use a Positive Approach for Workplace Conflict

 

"If we manage conflict constructively, we harness its energy for creativity and development."

 
 --Kenneth Kaye, American Psychologist

If you have ever been scheduled to fly only to have your flight canceled, it can, particularly when you are stressed and tired, lead to conflict with airline staff. It may not be easy dealing with feelings of frustration but the airline staff is doing their job the best they can to get you where you want to go. On a particular flight that was canceled I recall observing the tactics of the person ahead of me to find a new flight; watching the scene unfold before me, I believe I discovered a better way of heading off a potential ...

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