Great Leaders Invite Conflict

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of The Leadership Detectives.

Inviting Conflict. Almost seems like the opposite of what makes sense when you think of leadership, but today we’re joined by Jana Bruechmann who brings a fresh new take on conflict in the workplace.

Jana takes us through how her work as a Systemic Leadership Coach on ‘Future work’ or the new way of working takes her away from traditional leadership methods. We talk about how the word conflict itself has negative connotations, the difference between what it and what could potentially be and why tension is good in the work place.

But we do look at the dangers of inviting conflict when you, as a leader, are not truly prepared. Jana leaves us with some great tips on managing conflict in an inclusive way and some of the things that leaders need to think about to avoid misapplying.

If you want to connect with Jana her website is and her email is

About Albert

Albert is keen to share his learnings from climbing the leadership ladder from Team Leader to Manager to Executive over a 30+ year career in corporate IT Services. His experience includes being the formally appointed leader of teams as small as 10 and businesses in excess of 1,200 employees, whilst also voluntarily being mentor to existing Managers/Executives looking to improve/progress and Professionals aspiring to leadership.

About Neil

Neil is passionate about leadership and enabling people to be the best leaders they can be. After 30 years leading small and large national and global teams for a large corporate, he has spent the past 5 years helping companies from many industries and of every size to shape and develop their businesses and leaders.