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How to Mediate a Conflict Between Your Employees It's always important to be direct.

By Mike Phillips

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mike Phillips talks about the importance of conflict resolution.

Communication is a major component of conflict resolution. Phillips stresses that it's not about how well you think you are communicating, it's about how well people take your message.

That means you need to listen. When your employees describe their problems and conflicts, you must hear them out. In order to bridge the statements you're hearing and the points you should be taking from them, you can use the phrase, "So what I'm hearing you say is .... "

Just make sure you're being direct -- it will ease the conflict resolution process.

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Related: Your Employees Will Work Harder If You Give Them This One Thing (and It's Not More Money)

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Mike Phillips

Digital Executive, Motivational Speaker, and Leadership Coach

Michael "Mike" Phillips is a Digital Executive, Motivational Speaker, and Leadership Coach. He has more than 25 years in coaching and leadership. Mike hosts a weekly podcast for sales and leadership titled "The FRONT." One of Mike's driving purposes is to help YOU grow and go further in business and to develop the next generation of business leaders.

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