Journal of Leadership and Management <p><span style="font-size: 10.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Journal of Leadership and Management is listed in Cabells Journalytics</span></p> en-US Journal of Leadership and Management 2391-6087 <p><span lang="EN-US">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <strong>Creative Commons Attribution License NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International</strong> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. </span></p> Engaging with Purpose <p>Conflict engagement is an integral part of higher education leadership. This study examined conflict engagement styles among a sample of academic deans in a large Midwestern state college and university system using the Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II (ROCI-II). The research question that was analyzed in the study was whether there is a prevalence of any particular approaches to conflict for academic deans of these institutions.&nbsp; Results suggested that training, both formal and informal, was common among the academic deans and that they tended to utilize an integrative style when engaging in conflict. Recommendations for further research and practice are offered, including how further application of conflict engagement best practices may apply within the online realm that has permeated most facets of life due to the current global pandemic.</p> Aaron M. Peterson Copyright (c) 2021 Author & JLM 2021-07-02 2021-07-02 1 19