What to say? I am baffled by the absurdity of human behavior. Then, with a few hours of detachment it comes to me. FEAR, that is why they behave in this manner. Unadulturated FEAR. Fear of failure, fear of not being noticed, fear of not being relevant, fear of being discovered as unworthy of respect or position, fear of the uncertainty of their own beliefs. Question is, why do YOU react to their behavior in uncertain fashion. YOU are sure of your beliefs, sure of your stance, sure of your direction. Yes, but the uncertainty of the outcomes keeps the flame of anxiety burning, probably forever. Same for them. It does not take long for it to become a flame thrower. Stay the course. You the leader will reduce their fear as their behaviors reach better results. It always has, you simply forgot.
Attitudeman (in winter...... )