How To Avoid Conflict in a Group

Leadership Behavior Thought Social Action
Autocrat Do as the leader says to save time and avoid conflict Believe what the leader says to avoid mental effort and the potential for conflict Ostracize anyone who disagrees with the leader as disloyal
Consultative

Autocrat

Observe what others are telling the leader and how the leader receives this; say what you think leader will reward Believe what the leader and the "responsible" group members who have the leader's approval believe Ostracize the "irresponsible" group members who go against the leader and the "responsible" members
Consensus

Seeker

Go along with what the leader is guiding the group to accept as consensus. Move your own thinking along with what the leader is guiding the group to accept as consensus. Ostracize group members whose contrary opinions obstruct the formation of consensus
None Go along with what you think other group members want What the other group members seem to think must be right Ostracize group members who go against the apparent group consensus