Disagreement is something we deal with everyday, perhaps every hour (if not more frequently). Think about the last hour. Assuming you had interaction with another human being you likely experienced some sort of disagreement. It probably wasn’t an all out fight, but you had a difference of opinion or unique perspective that challenged the both of you to sort something out. I wrote previously about Dealing With Disagreement and something I want to add that I didn’t say then is that disagreement is good.
Disagreement challenges us to better understand others and ourselves. If we had complete agreement with one another all the time, no one would be challenged to explore their own beliefs and values. If we deal with disagreement in healthy ways it helps us develop emotional, relational, and spiritual maturity. Revisit my previous article on Dealing With Disagreement to see why and how.
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Dr. Scott Yorkovich is a leadership coach and consultant. He works with individuals, small and medium organizations, and ministries. Contact him at ScottYorkovich[at]LeadStrategic.com with your questions.