A timely reminder that 'push' is unsustainable,
This review is from: The Power of Pull (Hardcover)
The authors offer a timely challenge to the traditional forms of `push' so prevalent in the massively detailed organisational blueprints that continue to seduce leaders into believing that they can create new scripts that everyone will follow.
Rather than putting effort behind constantly `pushing' to achieve our strategic intent the authors offer the concept of `pull' as a powerful way of understanding and working with the need to attract people in such a way that the smallest of moves are able to achieve out-sized impact. They evidence how the collaborative enterprise relies on is capacity to `pull' people towards its shared goals, freeing up the blockages as they occur and paying attention to the capacity to co-create relevance and meaning through the collective work they do. `Creation spaces' emerge as ecosystems across the business, catalyzing learning by drawing together the collective and creative capacity of those who are pulled together by the positive energy they generate.
If you are about to start drafting yet another engagement strategy it may be worth reading this book first.