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Conflict vs Disagreement

Anonymous A asked on Apr 28, 2018 - 1 answer

Hi,

Is there a difference between a conflict and disagreement in the context of McKinsey PEI? Is conflict an extreme case of a disgreement?

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Hi there!

In the context of McKinsey PEI prep, you can use those 2 words interchangably.

When it comes to the Leadership and Personal Impact dimension, the main point is talking about a 'difficult' situation, i.e. a situation in which not everything was going smoothly but which really tested your interpersonal skills to still succeed in the situation. That's an interesting situation to discuss for your interviewer.

Whether you label a 'difficult' situation as a conflict or disagreement is just a different wording for this purpose, just make sure your examples focus on specific 'difficult' situations.

Hope that helps!

Robert