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#26 The Hard Thing About Disagree and Commit

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos popularised the idea of 'disagree and commit' in his 2016 shareholder's letter. It's a fascinating idea, but it isn't the most common form of 'disagree and commit' that you'd experience as a middle manager.

No, the most common scenario is one where you don't agree with your boss, but you're forced to execute his directives anyway. Facebook engineering leader Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth wrote about this in his post 'How Not To Disagree', and I want to talk about that today.

How do you deal with this situation? What should you do if your subordinates don't like what your boss wants to happen? Read the related post here.