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Soccer or a Relay Race?

 t The Strategic Leader Network (SLN)

Is your organization's conception of change a relay race or soccer?

 In a relay race the baton is passed in a sequential, linear, structured way. In a soccer match, the ball is passed up the field in a non sequential, nonlinear order.

I guess it depends on your notion of the environment. Is it unpredictable or predictable? Do internal priorities continue to shift?

In unpredictable environments no specific plan can survive. That is why SLers develop direction, set minimum specfications, and let the future co-evolve.

  What do you think? Do you have a story to share?

John Pisapia

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