The dilemma: avoid or confront. So often it seems there is no good path when it comes to conflict between you and a teammate. Delivering a difficult, though well-intentioned, message to a teammate is often like tossing a gasoline on a fire. Even when you sugar coat it you run the risk of a defensive reaction and the likelihood of damaging the relationship. However, in a right relationship with a solid foundation of trust you should be able to engage in productive conversation rather than a defensive battle of the wills (and egos).
Let’s face it, conflict happens.
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