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The Primes: How any Group can Solve any Problem by CHRIS McGOFF

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What is the right ratio of analyzing versus imagining?

The CORE PRIME revealed what conversations must happen to enroll others to drive change and cause transformation. The PARITY PRIME reveals how to have those conversations.

PARITY means devoting equal attention and detail to each of the five conversations in the CORE PRIME. It would be unwise and unhelpful to overanalyze the “As Is” and immediately attempt to build a high-level vision. Additionally, to focus on the “As Is” and the “To Be” while you give only lip service to the “Strategy” and the “Stake” is equally shortsighted. PARITY contributes to your success by ensuring that you pay the right amount of attention to each of the five components of the CORE PRIME.

I have noticed over the years that groups tend to focus on one or two of the elements of the CORE PRIME more so than others. Here are the types of groups:

Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis groups are most comfortable talking—or arguing—about the current situation, without ever discussing what's at stake if they don't change. They are excessively introspective, are often uncomfortable with the idea of creating a vision, and may even feel they have no right to do so. To an outsider, these groups may sound like victims.

Blue Sky

This term describes groups that are most comfortable when they dream about the future. Their characteristics are the opposite ...

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