Recently I read the book The primes – How any group can solve any problem by Chris McGoff. I discovered a rich set of patterns that one has to consider when working with/leading groups and I think it really moves leadership to the next level, if leaders start to work with it.
What are primes?
- Universal patterns of group behavior
- Show up every time people join up groups to solve problems, drive change and transform systems
- Master the primes and you can master leading groups
And what are they good for?
- Inspire people to join groups
- Get aligned
- Generate sufficient power and
- Sustain alignment and power until the problem is solved
Maybe a short path (teaser)
I really like the combination of simple drawings that make primes stick combined with the examples and description for each prime. To be even faster to remember I created a summary for the 46 primes, that could be maybe useful for you too.
And please watch the 10′ TEDx talk, showing some nice combinations of the primes.
My 7 favorite primes
And these are my favorite 7 primes out if the 46 primes described (links go directly to the slide describing the prime):
- In-On – strongly consider when you work on instead of in your business)
- Integrity – as the most important tool for build and maintaining trustful relationships
- No gossip – a strong push to fight actively against gossip
- Blind man and the elephant – all about perspectives (that we lose that often)
- Core prime – 5 really important aspects for change
- Muda – great visualization to spot the MUDA area
- A clearing – Focus – just that
What are your favorite primes? Are there any you disagree … Why? Thanks for sharing your throughs with your comment 😉