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

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Part 2

Universal Patterns of Powerful Alliances

How do you generate unprecedented power within the group? Is this question all that important to you?

The future belongs to those who can turn strangers, competitors, cautious allies, and suspicious stakeholders into powerful, problem-solving, outcome-driven alliances and coalitions. Part 2 presents nine PRIMES that reveal specifically how to have any group of disparate individuals embrace a shared perspective, common intent, and synchronized action. This will give your group access to unprecedented power sufficient to overcome ruthless resistance to changing the status quo. You and your group will need every bit of power you can generate. Consider the fact that well over half of projects with high stakeholder complexity fail outright, while the rest go over cost and schedule significantly.1

Of the few projects that are finished, half fail to meet even the minimum expectations set forth at the outset. Most of this carnage is the result of failing to “go slow to go fast.” Groups are in such a hurry to take action that they do not take the time to establish the right shared perspective and true commitment to the right shared intent. While this tendency to take action may get you “off the blocks” sooner, implementation will stall as people begin to question underlying assumptions—and even the intent and necessity for the project.

Don't contribute to this trend. Go slow to go fast. Master the nine PRIMES in Part 2, and you will join a ...

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