On the one side, the Germans strive hard to be objective, to reduce, even eliminate the subjective.
Rational, logical, scientific. Filtering, screening, separating fact from gut feel, from intuition.
Communication: Say what you mean, mean what you say. Honest. Not meant personally. Persuasion: Separate message and messenger. Take yourself out of the equation. Decision making: Sober, scientific, self-skeptical. Feedback: The focus on weaknesses as authentically constructive input. Processes: Stripping down, compressing to the core, machine-like.
Yet, the Germans are personal, emotional, subjective.
Agreements: Think it through carefully. Your word is your bond.
Leadership: Hire talent. Train and equip. State mission. Then get out of the way. Product: Deep curiosity and concern for the user. Do it right. Customer: Do what is best for the customer, even if it jeopardizes the relationship.
Germans. Objective subjective. Rational personal. Perhaps a false dichotomy.