One of the most difficult things for any leader to confront and manage is conflict. Most leaders fear conflict because we have seen the disastrous effects of toxic conflict. However, not all conflict is healthy. Indeed, no real growth happens without conflict.
And the first thing I’d say to leaders in regards to conflict is that you don’t have to fear it. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing and can actually be profitable for your team. Nor should you jump in too quickly to resolve conflict that arises in your team. It may be that the best thing to do is to let it play out between members. However, that takes discernment.
Jesus seems to have been willing to induce healthy conflict amongst His disciples so they could work through a problem.