Author, consultant Damon Beyer says tension in your workplace is good for business

Tuesday - 2/16/2010, 8:38pm EST

Damon Beyer

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You've probably been taught that leaders who keep everyone working well together, without conflict, are the ones who are most successful. One management consultant disagrees. Damon Beyer is a senior executive advisor for Booz and Company, and he's co-author of the book "The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value." He told Francis Rose today on In Depth that his research says a totally happy group of employees is a ticket to failure.

We talked about the six Right Fight Principles:

--Make It Material
--Focus on the Future, Not the Past
--Pursue a Noble Purpose
--Make It Sport, Not War
--Structure Formally but Work Informally
--Turn Pain into Gain

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Click to learn more about the book "The Right Fight"