Sonic Screwdriver wrote:Hmm, can a unit change their status to garrison for any kind of bonus, at the expense of not being able to leave the hex without spending schmuckers?
gazes_also wrote:It's not that he doesn't want to hear Caesar's position, he's heard it all too often. There's a difference between disagreeing with the Boss in private - that's offering a different point of view - and disagreeing with him in public - that's a challenge, especially if you are restating you position which is already known. Don did what any good manager would do, defuse the situation. He saved Caesar from doing or saying something he couldn't back down from, saved the warlords from the embarrassment of choosing Don or Caesar, and he saved himself from exercising the power everyone there knows he has. It's good management of an unruly but capable subordinate.
As for the outcome, a leader always has to look as if he knows what he's doing, especially when he doesn't.
Raza wrote:The latter. Ordering people out of the room because they're supporting a position you don't want to hear about is pretty pathetic, especially when they actually have no physical choice but to obey. If they are also your friends and part of your objective is to avoid their disapproval, the corruption is intellectual, governmental and personal.
Previously he'd seemed the reasonable type, but I guess that's just because he was only ever on the offensive, point-making wise.
multilis wrote:Don's perspective, agree he is doing good "employee management" in short term. But overall, he is making mistake of backing Caesar into a corner without hope, it would be better imo to tell Caesar privately "if you are more valuable my heir or if Jill really screws up, you may still get a kingdom. But causing disruptions reduces your value. But I also have to please the 'royals' right now, so we will keep up appearances and have a royal heir for me or have you promise to make him your heir should he behave"
Caesar is valuable, should be kept an asset rather than make a liability.
Krennson wrote:You know, with Caesar being so invested in eventually inheriting the kingdom after the Don.....
multilis wrote:From Caesar's perspective ... he has make no mistake.
multilis wrote:"There might be avenues, times, places, but you don't hear a bad report in the first few moments and instantly get up on a soapbox (which it sounds like Caesar was)"
From Caesar's perspective, he was promised Heir, he has make no mistake and suddenly Heir is taken away from him. He already fears Don might be trying to kill him. He is in a situation where at any time things may change and Faq rulership may be possible.
" As DK has noted, Caesar is totally lacking in finesse" in a kingdom that lacks courtiers, that may not be a bad thing. That can actually be a good position to negotiate from. (Known finesse carries much more paranoia about backstabs).
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