Exploring relationships versus challenges

Book reference - worksheet 2.1

The above model is called Strength of relationships versus level of challenge (low res for quick load up speed).

Being comfortable with conflict is an important principle in becoming a high performance team. This simple model has been influenced by one of the core principles of emotional intelligence – relationship management. The weaker the relationship and connection with each other, the harder it is to get important points across. However, the more people learn to expose themselves to challenge and to open up, discuss and debate how each person in the team feels about and handles a challenging conflict situation, the better the solutions and decision making.

See downloads below to access worksheets.

For more details on harnessing conflict in teams, and how to use the above model, please purchase my book: Developing High Performance Teams on the link provided below. 

The book is a toolkit to help managers, consultants, trainers and facilitators to run exceptional team development events.


The resources below are free for you to download and use for your team development event. All I ask is that you attribute it the source appropriately, please as well as the supporting text and references from my book. It is important that you honour this, please.

Please also let me know how you get on using it. I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you.

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