If you are a leader in your church, your place of work, or even your family, then you need to check out the latest blog post at Desperation and Destiny. Pastor Jamie is continuing his “5 Dysfunctions” series with a post about conflict. Here is an excerpt . . .

“When one ceases from conflict, whether because he has won, because he has lost, or because he cares no more for the game, the virtue passes out of him.” Charles Horton Cooley

The above quotes implies that conflict, while difficult, is not inherently bad. In fact, conflict, rightly handled, can be a virtuous thing. The reality of leadership is that you will inevitably face conflict. When that conflict comes, you have only two options: you might ignore it – leading to your own demise as a leader, or you may embrace it – making yourself, and your team, better. The first option is clearly easier (for a season), but the second option allows true leadership to be tested, refined, and made strong.

Check out the full post by clicking here.