Managing conflict is hard, but it’s important to know that conflict isn’t necessarily bad. In fact, research shows that a project team under the right leadership can handle extensive conflict and still produce great results. Effective project managers and especially PMPs, know when to let conflict lead to new knowledge and creativity and when to intervene, facilitate problem solving sessions, and deescalate personnel issues.

The next time conflict comes your way, be prepared with our 10 survival tips for managing conflict on projects. You can leaving your dueling gear at home.