After the pain of 'Brain Rules,' I seriously questioned starting another secular book. But I had heard good things about this one from someone else in my church, and it was pretty short, so I gave it a shot. There were some pretty neat tidbits in here, even though I'm not a manager of a team or a member of an executive team. Actually, though, it made me think that maybe I could manage others sometime, knowing these things. (probably only a fleeting thought, at any rate) There are good points to understand how teams work together that can be applied not only in a work environment, but also in other relationships, like even my family (where, I guess I have a bit of a managerial role).  Maybe not conflict... one of the dysfunctions is avoiding conflict (because of a more fundamental dysfunction of a lack of trust). I'd say a marriage/family should have trust, but not conflict... at least... not conflict because everyone's on a different page.

But speaking of pages, I'm getting off topic. Conflict in a team is good because it engages everyone and gets all ideas on the table. And with trust and the openness of expressing your opinions, you get a chance to at least know your ideas were considered, so if you go another route, at least you don't feel bulldozed out of the way (like I often feel with my ideas... but that's for another text box).