I can’t tell you how many clients tell me they avoid conflict. The reason usually given is that it’s too stressful and they’d rather wait for the “emotional aspect” to die down. Let me be clear, avoiding conflict only works in one circumstance. And it’s not the one you think.
I’ve bet you’ve met some amazing and mindful leaders, and a few… well, shall we say it out loud… mindless leaders? No one is perfect, and certainly not perfect all the time, but as a leader you owe it to yourself, and your charges, to practice mindfulness.