Got Synergy?

John Donne, a 17th century English author famously said, “No man is an island.” Then why do so many of us try and deal with our businesses, our lives and challenging situations on our own?

I have been to several weddings where the celebrant says, “A problem shared is a problem halved” or “A joy shared is a joy doubled” and still we don’t get it.

Synergy is where the energy from the whole is great than the energy from the sum of its parts. To maximise the synergy, the part has to truly commit itself to the process. For us, that means we have to be willing to be vulnerable, to listen, to be accepting, to share, to wish the best for each other.

I have just had one of the most amazing, synergistic weekends from a personal and professional point of view. My belief is I got so much out of it because I was willing to put all of myself into it.

Have you got synergy? If not, what are you willing to do to

get it?

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