The Six Centers (simplified)

Culture, as they say, eats strategy for breakfast. I sometimes use the Venn diagram above to point out that successful leaders must work on the culture, not just within what the current culture will allow. This simple model connects with another one that I use frequently called the Six Centers. My original Six Centers blogpost had a long preface and several deep dives, but for anyone interested in a more concise version, it would go something like this: All businesses have six “centers” that compete with each other for attentional resources. These centers are features of human organizations, not bugs—they…

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