Every weekend I play pick up soccer with people from Africa, North/Central /South America, Europe, Asia and the mid east, no matter the weather.  I have wondered why this works.

It is not Elysium. There are  strong personalities, and conflicts emerge, yet they never disrupt the game.  Sure, its just a game where the results don’t really matter, but  I can assure you we would all stay home on those cold, winter days if it was not important.  (Yes, we have brought snow shovels and cleared a space to play.)


Its ridiculously simple. We come together for a common purpose, and it is important enough to each of us to set aside egos, ideologies, belief systems and blame/shame habits to make this work.

As a company leader do you understand the organization’s purpose? Have you made it clear?  Would it be important to you if you were not the leader?

As an employee, have you taken the time to understand the organization’s purpose?  Is it important to you?

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Dan Clark

Dan Clark

Principal of Bowline Consulting, process designer/fixer, wireless telecom veteran, addicted pick up soccer player, fly fisher, backpacker, beer brewer, guitar player, choir singer, recovering bag piper

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