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The function of friction
Find the friction that brings shine, without making scratches
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My kitchen table is full of 1,000 puzzle pieces. On the box is a picture of Notre Dame.
I know exactly how I am going to crack this puzzle: first the corners, then the edges and then fill in each area. The sky is the least fun part. I’ll save that for last.
Even with this step-by-step plan, I know that I am entering a search process that is anything but efficient.
We are in turbulent waters: there are immense issues at stake, with painful choices, conflicting interests, polarising relationships and unpredictable twists and turns. The end is not in sight.
If you take on a leadership role in such a situation, you know one thing for sure: you will be put to the test.
There is nothing wrong with a good discussion from time to time.
Yet we tend to discuss too much rather than too little. For example, in situations where the exchange of arguments is a foregone conclusion.
I will mention seven of these.