Complete the 6-slide Leadership and Conflict Management Presentation

Assignment Content

  1. In Wk 2, you proposed how you would build your own team. Now, your newly formed team is starting to work on its first real project that needs to have strong collaboration and a quick turnaround. However, your team has encountered the following challenges:
    • One team member does not agree with the goal and keeps questioning the processes.
    • Two team members are having a personal conflict, and this is preventing them from collaborating on the project.
    • One team member is not engaged.
    • Review the Conflict Resolution Scenario to learn more about the conflict on your team, and explore options for resolving these conflicts prior to completing this assignment.

      Complete the 6-slide Leadership and Conflict Management Presentation template. Instructions for what to include in the presentation are provided in the speaker notes section for each slide, which can be accessed by clicking the View tab at the top, then clicking Notes. As you work through the presentation template, you will replace the instructions in the speaker notes section with actual speaker notes—that is, sentences that represent what you would say about each slide if you were to give the presentation in person. Speaker notes should be a minimum of 50 to 150 words per slide.

      Answer the following questions in your presentation:

    • What were your choices for managing conflict on your team?
    • What conflict resolution strategies did you employ to encourage collaboration and build consensus within a team? Are these strategies something you typically employ when confronted with a conflict? Why or why not?
    • How can you keep all employees on your team engaged? Provide examples.
    • Review the Microsoft® PowerPoint® resources to enhance your presentation:
    • Ensure You have installed Microsoft® Office 365 prior to beginning this assignment.
    • View PC- PowerPoint 2013 – View Speaker Notes or PC- PowerPoint – View Speaker Notes for a brief visual demonstration on adding speaker notes to your presentation.
    • You may conduct a search for Microsoft® PowerPoint® tutorials in the Media Library for additional assistance using Microsoft® PowerPoint®.
    • You may add pictures and graphics to enhance your presentation, and you are welcome to change the design layout of the presentation.
    • Conflict situations would be important aspects in the life of a person. These may take place in the work place or in family situations. In work place, conflicts are common. There may be different priorities that different people may be having which leads to these conflicts. One such example of work place conflict was in submission of projects, where, two groups out do each other in their attempt to seek attention. One of the situation is when two different teams have two different working styles. When one team prefers working in one form, and with a change in leadership, when there is a drastic change in the leadership style, the team refutes in a major form and has conflicts with the new leader.

      In such a situation, it is important that the new leader should be able to resolve the issues that the team is having, along with adjusting their working styles. If the leader further forces any form of styles to the team, the conflict further increases. It is important that the employees be treated with empathy as well as respect, which is the beginning step of work place conflicts.

      Steps in resolution of conflicts include:

      • Recognition of the fact that there is some problem present
      • Agreeing that there should be some resolution brought about between the parties
      • There have to be strategies put forward so that there should be identification of any attitude change that takes place within both the parties, Nd an attempt to reduce negative feelings.
      • Devising interventions

      The type of leadership employed here is paternalistic leadership, here, the leader recognises that any form of Anger or further reinforcements. Thus, though the leader keeps up an authoritarian form, they would take up a softer relationship with the group. He understands that it may not be very easy for people to adopt to newer methods or even accept them, and hence, he takes this softer approach.