If I pull you by the hand but you pull in the opposite direction, we’re both in a tug of war going nowhere.
If I stand still and you pull me by the hand, you won’t be going far without more cooperation from me.
Offering no resistance is not cooperation. It’s not working together.
In business and in relationships, we think we’re cooperating when we offer no resistance but as you can see from the above example, that’s not working together.
Working together is when two or more people agree to move in the same direction together preferably at the same time.
That’s why more emphasis should be placed on winning over people you need on your team to emphatically and enthusiastically go in the same direction.
Working together is agreeing to move in the same direction and then doing it.
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