Nice perspective — practical sense of leadership achievement. Disagreement is indeed something to be honored!
At the company’s management forum today, one of the topics discussed was crucial conversations, during which the emphasis was on the importance of putting emotions and the ego aside to resolve conflicts.
Our Managing Director demonstrated exemplary leadership when during his wrap up speech, he openly commended a manager for disagreeing with him during an important project meeting, although some of her colleagues told her to just drop the matter because “he is the MD so what he says is always right!”. But she stood by her opinion and gave him her differing perspective on the project, an openness and honesty which he clearly appreciated.
Real leaders know that it is their job to drive common goals, instead of being driven by their egos.