How to Handle Workplace Conflicts

In this video, Jocko and Dave discuss the reputation of being a “hammer” in a leadership position. They explain that being seen as the hammer, someone who is aggressive and always uses force to solve problems, is not desirable. They emphasize the importance of being detached and making decisions in the best interest of the organization, rather than reacting aggressively to every issue. They also discuss the negative consequences of always using the hammer approach, such as creating resentment, squashing initiative, and damaging relationships. They conclude that while the hammer may be necessary on occasion, it should be used sparingly and with caution.

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