A friend of mine sent out a message on Twitter today, listing the Five Enemies of Unity, which had been discussed in a team meeting. The source is Dave Ramsey, a talk radio host who also hosts a conference called EntreLeadership. Follow the link to “Free Report” to download a pdf called “Avoiding the Five Enemies of Unity.”
According to Ramsey, the Five Enemies of Unity are:
- Poor communication
- Unresolved disagreements
- Lack of a shared purpose
- Sanctioned incompetence
The concept of unity strikes me as more than teamwork. It’s about being a cohesive group with shared objectives and mutual respect. Unity is something to strive for as the foundation for organizational change. Can you imagine the laser focus your organization could have if these five items were eliminated?
Inquiry: What are the enemies of unity in your organization?
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