Thursday, March 31, 2011

To Start a Fire

Some fires take little coaxing. You put the kindling together with the logs, strike a match, and shortly afterward the flames are roaring. Other fires require a lot of work. The wood may be green, wet or resistant and efforts that would produce success with other ingredients go nowhere.

So too is the case with teams. A leader has to make a quick assessment of the components and whether the result will be worth the effort. Some people are the equivalent of wet wood.

Beware of them.

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