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Put the correction on the graphic itself and repost it with something like the below. (This is my work, combining a couple of Tweets from the Navy with a Twitter user’s comment.)
Nobody ordered the name of Senator McCain to be covered. This is scaffolding for maintenance. The ship is named for his dad. The Wall Street Journal should correct its error.
1. Conflict means that your interests and the other person's interests don't coincide. This is part of life; it never goes away. Your goal is to minimize it, not eliminate it.
2. There are positive aspects to conflict. It helps us learn, grow, and understand the world better. But toxic conflict can destroy your relationships, your productivity, and spread like a wildfire if it is not contained.
3. Communication is the key to reducing conflict. To diagnose the problem, look for miscommunication, which is usually based on areas where the two parties literally see things differently or aren't sharing their unique perceptions or assumptions.
4. Conflict can come from anywhere, including but not limited to actual inequality in the way resources are distributed.
5. You have choices about how to handle conflict. No one way of handling conflict is better than the others; it depends on the situation. See below:
• Avoidance - good for overwhelming situations and times when you can't influence things very much.
• Accommodation - good when the task is not that importantand the relationships matter more than the results.
• Action - choose this when time is short and you have no choice.
• Compromise - choose this when you don't have much time and you need to at least get something out of it.
• Collaboration - important when the problem is unique and getting everyone on board matters.
6. Never take a conflict personally. Put your ego aside and listen.
7. If you can find a way that both parties gain, you can get out of the conflict. Ideally you should base your solution on standards that are objectively visible to both parties.
8. Stay positive if you can. This means looking actively for solutions and reaching out. It also means slowing down to reflect. Avoid or minimize "winner-take-all" behavior, anger, passive-aggressiveness, and excessive self-criticism.
Adapted from a training presentation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Opinions are the author's own. Public Domain. Photo via Pixabay.