I keep returning to Margaret Heffernan’s TED talk on constructive and creative conflict. Her invitation (one with which I agree) is to consider conflict a creative conversation about difference. More than that she goes further – how about surrounding ourselves with people who are different to us…it’s a challenging concept. Most of the time we like to surround ourselves with people ‘like us’ thereby minimising difference in an attempt to avoid conflict. It takes a degree of self confidence and assurance to be able to sit in the middle of this kind of disagreement and to think constructively about it. What do you think?