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Catalonia/Spain – The Problem with ‘Them Vs. Us’

“Coming together is a beginning;

keeping together is progress;

working together is success.” 

– Henry Ford

It will be interesting to see what will happen in Spain over the coming days as the situation with Catalonia moves into unchartered territory.

Both sides are entrenched in their own points of view with neither side really bothering to listen to the other. It’s the classic ‘Then Vs. Us’ scenario.

And we are seeing this mindset come more to the fore around the world.

Yet, we know this approach only results in entrenched positions which never creates progress. And in my experience, a different version of the same thing happens every day in organisations.

Sales Vs. Operations

Team 1 Vs Team 2

Mgmt Vs The Rest

And on and on…

‘Them Vs. Us’ i.e. we’re right and they’re wrong.

True change only happens when someone steps up and suggests a different approach.

‘Let’s look at the bigger picture – what are you trying create?’

‘What’s important to you?’

‘Why do you want it?’

And any other amount of open ended questions you can dream of.

But it all starts with an inner shift – I call it a MindShift, where you’re willing to put your own opinions to one side and do something that the best leaders are all great at…

Listen to understand.

I may not agree with you or even like you, but if you really listen to me, then I am more inclined to listen to you.

As the quote above suggests, we have to start with coming together in business and life.

But learning how to work together is real success.

Shane

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