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I live in Texas. In Texas, we have a lot of sunshine and for the most part a lot of water. Plants grow fast here. In fact, sometimes it’s like the jungle is trying take over. There is just really rapid growth around here.

Picture yourself growing a tree. Imagine there’s a branch growing that’s odd or out of place. It’s taking away from your beautiful tree. This is just a reminder – not all growth is desirable.

I’ve seen some pretty ridiculous growth patterns in plants. Growth can appear healthy and green but sometimes it’s just not how we want it to look or doesn’t match our plans for the space. And as we allow this growth to take place, that tree diverts all kinds of resources. Water, food, and sunlight are all being pulled into those leaves.

Our organizations can do a lot of the same things. We may have things going on in our organization that are not in alignment with the plan or our picture of where we want this thing to go. However, they still consume resources. They pull people, money, time, and energy in their direction. They aren’t using those resources to move us in the direction that we’re trying to go. It’s a real thing. It might be going on in your organization. Take a look around.

If this is going on in your organization, you need to do something about it. You need to prune just as you would with any tree. When you prune, energy and resources are redirected in a healthy path. They’re redirected in alignment with our vision. You have the same opportunity in your organization. Prune what does not align. Even it looks healthy, it’s not helping you get where you want to go, you need to prune.

Three key points to wrap this one up:

1. Pruning is essential to healthy growth.

2. Make one meaningful people move each quarter.

3. You get to choose your pain. Choose short term pain or long term pain.

Come see us on Take the Visionary and Integrator assessments. See where you’re great. See where you could use some help. We’ve been having some great discussions with other Visionaries & Integrators over on LinkedIn and Facebook. Regardless of where you are in your process, I encourage you to join the conversation! And finally, read Rocket Fuel. If you’ve already read Rocket Fuel, and you liked it, we’d love to see a review from you on Amazon. We’d really love to hear what you think.

Until next time, Go ROCKET!



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