While we do not want to see fighting and disunity amongst leaders and distributors as they do cause damage to our business, it is part of our growing up. Sometimes, no matter how much we tell or train our leaders, they still fight. We can just hope they get tired of fighting a.s.a.p. Some learn fast and some are slow. Nothing to do with IQ but character.
However the part that concerns me more is when leaders and distributors are taught to fight one another by the management of the company or the very top leader. This is the "Divide and Rule" style of management used by some stupid people. The two causes are:
1/ Ego or
2/ Inferiority complex.
Sadly this has happened to me too. My group has expanded to several countries and in a couple of countries, the Country managers or leaders divide us as the Taiwan group and the local group even thought 99% of our downlines in those countries are local people.
When come to think of this, we may want to look at how some politicians gain power by asking the Christians to fight the Muslims, the Catholics to fight the Anglicans, the Sunnites to the Shiite, the French to fight the British, the Whites to fight the Blacks. Yes, in politics, it is easier to gain power by teaching people how to hate but in MLM your bonus will not grow bigger because you do the same. Stop this nonsense. Time to grow up.
More common disunity will be between:
1. Crosslines. When some group becomes big some leaders also become conceited and what they say or do can cause a lot of disunity especially if we add playing games, line stealing and discounting. Many leaders also cause a lot of trouble because they are small and envy others who are big. Add that to suspecting others for becoming big because of playing games, line stealing and discounting and you have got the perfect recipe for disunity. Disunity between crossline is the least damaging unlike the one below.
2. Uplines and downlines. This can happen very quickly when we have two or more very strong leaders who have no respect for one another and a strong downline who does not want the upline to touch his/her group. In Chinese, we say, "It is not good for two tigers to live in the same mountain." To these leaders, again, stop this nonsense and grow up. You are causing pain in your organization especially when you expect your downlines to choose sides. Learn to control negative emotions. Be a Master of your emotions and recreate your identity to suit the role you are given, that is a leader in a MLM company and an upline to others.