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Conflict Resolution Methodologies

Smith-Trudeau (2002) wrote that the ability to creatively manage internal conflict in the organization is a standard requirement for clinical leadership. Choose a leadership style that you believe is ideally suited to manage conflicts that arise in clinical settings. Describe these leadership strategies that would be effective in conflict resolution. Explain your rationale.

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The leadership style that I believe is ideally suited to manage conflicts that arise in clinical settings is the Democratic leadership style. This is due to the fact that this leadership style will allow the leader a great deal of discretion in developing a methodology by which to be able to proactively prevent conflicts, as well as to deal with conflicts that do arise within a clinical setting. In addition, this leadership style allows for there to be contributions and feedback from staff members, so as to be able to develop a better-rounded and effective conflict management methodology. One of the primary leadership strategies that would be effective in conflict resolution is to talk to the parties involved in the conflict separately. By talking to the parties involved in the conflict separately, the leader can gain information from each individual in a very calm and controlled manner, which ...

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This solution describes key conflict resolution strategies.

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