Adressering a Red (Blue) Manager

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Adressering a Red (Blue) Manager
Judith Anderson
In addressing an authority figure with red (and hints of blue) consciousness, what is the lever? So far I have used: 'That strategy many not allow us to survive in the future'. Is there a better one?

Addressing a Red (Blue) Person
Jonathan Smith
What happens when you ask yourself the following questions:
How does this person think?
What motivates this person?
What does s/he value?
What am I trying to achieve in this interaction?
What would a win/win look/sound/feel like?

Addressing a Red (Blue) Leader: It Depends...
Edwin van der Laan, Member
... What are the conditions in which the red/blue authority figure operates?
The lever is in the conditions that do not match the red/blue conditions of living. What does he need to operate adequately?

Managing by VMemes
Tom Christensen, SIG Leader
RED-Blue is emerging into a world where authority is off loaded. The citadel of Red power is beginning to weaken, and transform into the next level of cog complexity. Working with RED-Blue is best done from a clear Blue orientation, "While we needed managers to kick ass in the early days, now we are much more stable and sustaining our success requires that we know the rules and follow them, with rigor (Blue). Can you keep us all on the right track here? (honoring Red Power needs)" But as Edwin points out, context could alter this prescription significantly.


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