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Unformatted text preview: Week 6 discussion notes: to transform the question values and beliefs determine what leadership styles are effective what freedom do leaders have to transcend those values and beliefs? How much room do they have for maneuver? My answer will be that every leader does have such room because cultures are not unity things. One might say that every culture contains contradictory values or-as I prefer to see the matter-that individuals have at their disposal a variety of cultures among which they may choose. In fact a leaders necessary "male rack action" described earlier consist of the insurers into one or another of those underground culture. P 245 Joanne Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood – the Principle of Empathic Communication p 272 Perhaps the most powerful principle of all human interaction : genuinely seeking to understand another deeply before being understood in return. At the root of all interpersonal problems is failure to thoroughly understand each other. We misunderstand and therefore mistrust motives, points of view – we are so ego – invested in advancing our own ideas, defending our position, attacking contrary opinion, judging, evaluating, probing, and questioning – that we normally...
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- Fall '11
- Sociology, Stephen R Covey, Principle of Empathic Communication