Gary White posted:
An example would be the Lead Link of the "Product Owners" circle (we are a multi-product software company). The Lead Link is frustrated he can get the Product Owners to agree to a standardised product management methodology - the PO's want just just do their own thing.
I'd be curious what the Tension is: seems that the Lead Link is actually operating from another, possibly un- oder under-specified Role around Standardisation or Quality Assurance or so.
If it becomes clear where the Tension is coming from, processing / integration is easier - and then it happens between "equal" roles on the circle, not between "Manager"/LeadLink and Product Owners.