In the act of creating, people argue. They have heated dialogue. They get upset! Without real exchange, you can’t create knowledge. Knowledge creation is a human activity. - Ikujiro Nonaka
You cannot have an execution culture without robust dialogue – one that brings reality to the surface through openness, candor, and informality. This is called “truth over harmony. - in Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.
These are two of my favorite quotes, along with Jon Katzenbach's definition of a team of A group of individuals holding each other mutually acocuntable for a shared outcome.
Seems these days we focus more on the avoid of conflict and the touchy feely aspects of managing projects than actually getting the delievrables out the door.