Friday, 26 February 2010

The Hottest Coal on the Fire!

There is a great deal of discussion in Organisations at the moment about how much politics people need to navigate, and the consequences are very Interesting. The follow on discussion is normally about how many Silos there are and how great it would be if there wasn't any Silo thinking or politics. The truth is, that's not the Issue. The real Issue is the lack of understanding about Inter-depandancy. If it was your company, I guess the priority would be to get everyone working together, so the Eureka moment is that if we get our heads around being Inside the tent looking out rather than on the outside looking in, we have a much better chance of success. There are too many people who are really great at what they do, they are really hot. In fact they are the hottest coal on the fire! But the people who are the most effective have the foresight and capability to bring people with them, getting buy in,influencing and understanding the Importance of Inter-Dependancy. After all, they may be the hottest coal on the fire, but sometimes the hottest coal, rolls off and smoulders out on its own rather than igniting the others. Are you Hot or Smouldering ?

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