Jan 23, 2019
MBL Minute: Ant Colonies And Wood vs Heat
Companies need to focus less on growing their business and more on building organizations that can embrace change. Any discussion about business, leadership and profit should include ants. Ant colonies do not have bosses. Every ant knows their job and they are able to do it without the drama, chaos and conflict we see in most organizations.
Imagine that you are standing in front of a large fireplace with your arms full of wood. Using someone else’s actions to justify your lack of engagement is like saying to that fireplace “I’ll give you wood when you give me heat.” Disheartened by others’ failure to give, we often stubbornly refuse to give of ourselves, resulting in a frustrating stalemate. The answer isn’t to stop giving. It is to give more. Your level of engagement is always your choice, regardless of the circumstances.
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