Working with a High Conflict Personality

Business people working with someone who is clearly high conflict.

As part of my new Leadership Is an Everyday Act series, I will be sharing tips, techniques, articles, podcasts, and other resources to support leaders on their growth journey. I believe that leadership is not simply a title, but a belief and value system. In this episode, Navigating High Conflict Personalities, Reboot’s Ali Schultz interviews Megan Hunter, Co-Founder of the High Conflict Institute, about how to work with people that demonstrate problematic high conflict personalities. I have also provided additional details from the founders of these strategies, The High Conflict Institute.

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