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Trust: Gap Analysis of Another Kind

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to help you generate enhanced synergy.

         Rocky Balboa, the struggling boxer in the movie Rocky, explains the apparent mismatch in the relationship he has with his girlfriend. Adrian is so very different from him — in personality, in behavior, and in habits:

Rocky and Adrian together have no gaps

         “I got gaps. She’s got gaps. Together, we’ve got no gaps.”

          And together, their synergy is exemplary.

          I’d like to think that leaders do what lovers do. They fill the gaps between individuals to create  meaningful, interdependent relationships—teams — that brings out the best in each other where the sum is many times greater than the parts, where the individuals become so much more potent in working as a team.

        Meet Charlotte and Leonard. Theirs is a special relationship, one born out of mutual love that draws them from opposite ends of the county. Continue reading