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CIO Talk Network Podcast

Aug 22, 2012

Traditional wisdom counsels the avoidance of conflict, but organizations don’t grow by being passive or complacent. To meet their full potential, business and its IT must be able to channel conflict, both internal and external, into beneficial progress. But how does a leader help his/her team distinguish between the destructive and beneficial uses of conflict? How can leaders foster individual thinking (which can cause conflict) and use collective consensus and team unity to harness it for the common good?

Guest 1: Michele J. Gelfand, Professor of Psychology, Distinguished University Scholar Teacher, University of Maryland, College Park

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Guest 2: Bryson Koehler, EVP & Chief Information Officer, The Weather Channel

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Guest 3: Pat Shier, Director of Enterprise Technology, The State of Alaska

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