Collaboration. Communication. Conflict Management.
Leaders of businesses and organizations know first-hand that the degree to which leaders can do these three things well - collaborate, communicate, and manage conflict - is the degree to which they and their organization will be successful.
When an organization loses its ability to communicate clearly or collaborate creatively it is usually only a matter of time until the business or group starts to feel “stuck,” and oftentimes leaders cannot put their finger on what is not working. The “stuckness” can look like an inability to move the business to the next level from a profit generation standpoint, a pervasive sense of disconnect or lack of flow among the people in the organization, or even frequent interpersonal conflict. The “stuckness” can range from a mild malaise to a more full-blown crisis.
Businesses and organizations are made up of individual people, each of whom brings a unique perspective, strengths, and challenges to the larger group. In order for a business to be successful, the leaders of the organization must find a way to leverage the various individuals’ strengths and honor their differences without letting those same differences in style and communication sideline the group’s work. Juggling all of that is a tall order and many leaders, while well intentioned and highly skilled at business, still struggle to lead at an optimal level.
Benjamin Papa, LLC specializes in helping organizational and business leaders get clear about what they are doing well and how to live from their strengths, while also helping leaders figure out what is not working well and what can be done differently to help their business thrive.
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Our clients want to be sure dynamic and creative thinking is encouraged within their organization through different parts of the group collaborating effectively rather than staying confined to their respective silos. Some even want to be able to identify and collaborate with other outside organizations on mutually beneficial business and organizational ventures.
Some conversations are difficult to have. And sometimes it is not even clear what conversations needs to be happening. But good leaders know that clear and open communication is indispensable if an organization wants to flourish. Top leaders also want to enhance their personal communication skills as a critical element of their leadership. When groups communicate well operational mishaps are less likely, which directly affects a business’ bottom line.
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, but conflict that is not managed well can be very expensive for organizations and can bog down the group or business’ mission. Moving through conflict effectively, on the other hand, can be a powerful catalyst for an organization to take the team to the next level. Whether the conflict is interpersonal between individual leaders or more pervasive in the organization, Benjamin Papa draws on his eighteen years of experience as an attorney and mediator to help organizations take a problem-solving and practical approach to conflict to help the group get back on track.
Explore our Services page to see if one or more of Executive Coaching, Group Development, or Consultant Services might be just the tool your business or group needs in its toolbox to get on track and stay there going forward.