conflicts among team members or between a team member and the leader are not rare to happen. it is embarrassing for team and drops down the team's productivity and might result in a complete failure.
all teams are usually made out of different people who have different characters and different experiences. understanding the uniqueness of each individual is crucial to avoid or at least to decrease the possibility for conflicts to occur.
other factor that decreases conflicts is a professional leader. it is the responsibility of the leader to be professional during meetings and more importantly when conflicts happen. Being professional regarding dealing with conflict might include being open, clear, have the ability for discuss objectively and overcome the personal judgements and feelings.
many conflicts are initiated by misunderstanding. therefore, being open and professional and are very important characteristics of a successful leader.