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Idea Agent by Lina M. Echeverria

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BE COMFORTABLE AROUND CONFLICT AND ADDRESS IT DEFTLY

The creative and the passionate are difficult to manage. Their strong egos drive them to make their vision a reality even if this means creating conflict, which can happen even under the best of circumstances. Leading a creative team means harnessing this conflict and managing it to benefit, not detract from, the work. Even if your larger corporate culture does not encourage, reward, or even tolerate much disagreement or dispute, it is your job as manager to create a space where it is safe to challenge teammates, to argue, to disagree, and ultimately to seek a better, more robust answer.

If creative beings can be conflicted internally, just think of the conflict that can arise when strong creative ...

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