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Coping with Conflict | Liz Kislik

Episode Summary

Besides being delightful and fun to talk with, Liz Kislik is a management consultant, executive coach, and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Her TEDx talk “Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It” has received more than a quarter of a million views. You'll love what she has to share. We discuss the fact that the underlying stress that everyone is feeling these days is like a low-grade fever and what leaders can do to cope with it. We discuss the importance of giving ourselves more room and understanding, taking the time to pause and notice our feelings, and much more. Liz is a wonderful, passionate, yet calming presence, and she shares useful, practical advice in this wonderful conversation. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did - I think you will!

Episode Notes

Liz Kislik specializes in developing high-performing leaders and workforces and for 30 years has helped family-run businesses, national nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies like American Express, Girl Scouts, Staples, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems.


Liz’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Download, the Washington Post’s Work Advice column, Business Insider, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Her articles have been included in Harvard Business Press books Guide to Motivating People, Dealing with Difficult People, and Guide to Power and Impact, as well as in Entrepreneur, the European Financial Review, and the Forward.


She is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches initiative, which brings together the world’s top coaches and thinkers; has taught at Hofstra University and New York University; and is a frequent podcast guest. She received her BA from Yale University and earned an MBA in Management from NYU.


Find her at lizkislik.com  - you can get her free e-book "Coping With Conflict" there, too!