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Webinar - Why Does Great Alliance Collaboration Require Good Conflict?
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Webinar - Why Does Great Alliance Collaboration Require Good Conflict?

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: Brendan Ward

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When did the term "conflict" get such a bad name? In my work with alliance teams over the last 25 years all around the world, I have never found a high performing alliance team that did not have moments when team members disagreed, debated, or argued. These teams all had a healthy respect for the value of not only having differences of opinions or perspectives, but for having learned how to manage themselves as they worked through the discord or tensions precipitated by their disputes.

High performing alliance teams have a high degree of emotional intelligence and recognize that they must go through a process of learning how to first listen to and understand diverging points of view before they can evaluate them and arrive at a converging consensus. Conflict, rather than being an enemy of collaboration, is, in fact, a necessary requirement for productive and successful alliances.

In This Webinar We Will:

  • Examine why "good conflict" is essential for great alliance collaboration
  • Explore the three essential elements that must be present in order to reap the benefits of "good conflict"
  • Identify common "hot buttons" that may initiate alliance conflict
  • Review best practices for constructively managing conflict that can enhance


Lynda McDermott
Founding President
EquiPro International Ltd.

Lynda McDermott is founding President of EquiPro International Ltd., an international management consulting and executive coaching firm. She has worked in over 35 countries setting up and developing leadership, product, research and alliance teams. She is an instructor for ASAP's CA-AM certification program and TE-AM Alliance workshop and is an official ASAP Educator Provider Partner. McDermott works with such companies as Pfizer, Moffitt Cancer Research Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Biogen Idec, and Sanofi. She is a Certified Speaking Professional and adjunct faculty member on alliances for the American Management Association.

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