Conflict Is Your Best Friend
September 29, 2017
Hosted by Sergiu Simmel
Conflict is a part of life, no way around it. But conflict is like fire. Fire can heat your house and cook your food. It can also burn your house down. Conflict has two faces: it can be your friend, yet it can also decidedly work against you. Consider this: 1) All relationships involve conflict because there are no two people who agree on everything. 2) The problem is not the conflict itself, but how people relate to one another when they are in conflict. 3) Conflict is good and necessary because it elicits different points of view, clears the air, and makes it possible to resolve extraordinary complex issues. Conflict becomes counter-productive & destructive when it turns personal. That is, when it begins to tap into the stories each one of us carries deep within our brains. Because of this, we must be vigilant to keep it centered externally on the mission we are trying to accomplish (paint the bathroom a certain color, move the corporation toward its desired future, and so on).
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Operationally Speaking is about the Art and Science of operating businesses like a well-oiled machine, so that their owners, CEOs and leaders turn their Vision into Reality with the least amount of effort, resources and pain. The show focuses on how to run entrepreneurial businesses. It touches all aspects, from creating alignment, to having the right people in the right seats. From how to keep the finger on the pulse through the right metrics to the art and science of solving issues. From how to make it scalable and predictable via process to how to establish the disciplines and accountability that turn a good business into a great one.
Operationally Speaking is for leaders of growth-oriented businesses with organizations up to 500 people or so, and for those who aspire to become so. It brings real “in the trenches” CEOs, as well as thought leaders in the field. It focuses on the practical and real, rather than on theory. It aims to INform and INspire.
Sergiu Simmel is the Founder of GetBusinessMomentum where he provides senior business execution coaching and consulting services to small-to-midsized businesses worldwide. Sergiu’s practice specializes in helping business owners, CEOs and leaders get what they want out of their businesses by turning their organizations into well-oiled machines.
Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, founder of three companies, business executive and executive consultant, Sergiu’s strengths have focused on structure, process, leadership and management. Since re-forming his practice in 2000, Sergiu has successfully served over 75 clients worldwide, in a variety of industries. He is an inventor of two process patents, a professionally trained implementer of the Entrepreneurial Operating System(tm), a certified Kolbe(tm) Specialist, and a certified Predictive Index(tm) Ambassador. Sergiu holds a Master’s Degree from University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of several leadership and management programs.
His passion, talent and mission is to help entrepreneurial leaders turn good businesses into great ones, through impeccable execution that simplifies their lives and yields greater profits and professional happiness. The son of a radio anchorwoman, Sergiu grew up with a love for radio and for the power of the spoken word to INform and INspire.