If you make/join a clan, the one thing you must realize is that you carry the image of not only yourself but the clan. A clan is only as good as the weakest member, If someone is lower level in the clan, dont leave them in the dust, help them! but another point to also remember is that a person may have his own agenda. This type of situation is very parallel to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in the 1900s. Although V.I. Lenin led the Bolsheviks to Create a communist based government, Each one of his appointed leaders wanted to lead the country in a different direction. Thats when stalin stepped in and actually led a united communist party to victory. You see this worked because under stalin, the USSR lasted for approximately 50 years. The same principle should be applied to a clan. Sometimes, You need to rule with an iron fist and unite the clan. The collective interest of the clan should be more important than the needs of individual members.
So based on what ive said, I feel that the best way to run a clan is not appeasement. Im sure youve all heard of the saying "You cant please everyone". The same applies for a clan. The important thing to make sure is everything has what they NEED, not what they WANT. Appeasement does not work because it only leads to the aggressor wanting more and more. A person may have a personal Agenda, but the important thing to realize is that it is personal. A clan should have a clearly outlined set of rules that a person must follow regardless of what they should follow. Look at world war II, Winston Churchhill tried to appease the germans by letting them have Poland and Czech. Hitler agreed that he would not invade past those two territories. But look at what he does, he turns around and BACKSTABS the USSR (USSR-nazi Non-agression pact signed by stalin himself). If you try to make a single clan member happy, He will turn greedy and backstab you one day when you dont give him what he needs. "Speak Softly, But Carry a Big stick"-Woodrow Wilson. That principle should be the basis of resolving all problems in a clan.