Finding Your Nemesis
Join Adam and Fred as they discuss identifying opposing forces on the team and finding common ground to move on together
- Who are the passionate members of the team and which move against your objectives?
- If these team members are noted as being strong enough to be considered an obstacle that means they have strength. This is a good quality in a team member. If we were to get ourselves headed in “generally” the same direction a lot of progress could be made very quickly.
- With the adversary we dig in and brace for the conflict. It uses up our energy and lowers our moral. Stopping for a moment and reframing what is going on here can make a big difference. There are a few ways to do this.
- Make some time to sit down together with this specific objective in mind and no audience. Maybe even a coffee shop.
- The conversation starts with each sharing what they are trying to accomplish and how they plan to accomplish it.
- Look for common objectives and come up with a combined strategy. “We both want market share to be gained in this product by introducing a cutting edge feature.” Discuss how important reliability is to the feature being perceived as valuable. You might find common ground that you both want to support.
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