Cohesion is an unnatural state for a group. How good are you at establishing and sustaining it?

COHESION may be one of the most critical elements to manage as a group charges against its challenges. It is present when everyone gives the same answers to the following three questions:

1. Where are we starting?
2. Where are we going?
3. What do we have to do to get there?

COHESION among group members is an unnatural state that requires constant energy to maintain. Without the group's investment in it, individuals tend to have slightly—or significantly—different views of their current situation, the urgency to change, and where they are headed. While this is natural, these differences—when unchecked—fragment the group's focus, dissipate its energy, and create an environment ripe for conflict. The COHESION PRIME reminds us that people work on different activities for different reasons and at different intensities. So expect fragmentation, but invest to establish and maintain COHESION.

Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.

Wilfred Peterson1

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