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The Power of Commitment.
Steve Wood. 14th Feb 2023.
[Warning. Long post – but hopefully you’ll find it worthwhile and thought provoking.]
Are you in and willing to do the work?
That question is one which you as a business leader might from time to time, ask yourself or your staff. Are you in and willing to do the work, or just spinning the wheels… or have you checked OUT?
An example. A question of where?
At a leadership team meeting, the leader asked the question of the assembled team, “What do you want?”
Would you prefer Option A… work towards idea X?
Or would you prefer Option B… to work harder to find a better choice than Option A?
It turns out that a significant proportion of the participants were not happy about the prospect of Option A. They weren’t too pleased about Option B either! Certainly, a pressure situation for everyone involved.
In or Out
This got me thinking about what causes people to commit to being IN or OUT.
I see this from time to time, when a group needs to make a challenging, perhaps uncomfortable decision, about future direction.
I’m of the view, there are three factors to consider:
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