CHAPTER EIGHT Seek the Priorities


The theme of an earlier chapter was “Build Common Understanding.” This chapter’s theme of “Seek the Priorities” could be seen as a corollary. Organizations are put together to move us in a common, clear, shared direction, though they seldom work that way. The accelerating pace of change in the world around us shifts priorities constantly— often even before the ink has set on the spreadsheet coming out of the printer. We increasingly live in a world of quick response based more on informed intuition than printed plans. The priorities of the moment become more important than the printed plan. Yes, the priorities ...

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