When I take over a new team, I like to get an idea of its members. During the handover from the predecessor, you usually concentrate on the business aspects: who has what area of responsibility, what is this person’s strengths and weaknesses profile? You mostly review mandates and the last performance assessments.
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Values are crucial. They define what is important to us. Most interpersonal conflicts can be traced back to violations of values. Violations of values always generate emotions. And once the conflict becomes emotional, then fact-based arguments usually have a difficult stand.
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Master Yoda was right: “Fear the way to the dark side is”. Many leaders still follow Caesar’s motto “Oderint dum metuant – should they only hate me, may they only fear me”. But does that really work?
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