AND THEY ARGUED HAPPILY EVER AFTER

The monster under the conference table

The unplanned absence of the CEO during that strategic week in New York turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. It allowed the managers to finally break their five-year frustrative silence, acknowledge the monster under the table and address organizational problems for what they were. It was far from fun, but necessary, because when the saga of shouting and bickering was finally over, they began to express their authentic views. They openly discussed what would and would not work and addressed all issues and business aspects from a professional, strategic and pragmatic point of view. The summit concluded with a new, short but agreed list of action items alongside a work plan and division of roles for delivery, execution, and performance control.

The 10th Person Theory

In World War Z , a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film, Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who tries to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic. He flies to Jerusalem — the only country in the world that foresaw the crisis and set up a safe zone before the outbreak was officially acknowledged. When asked how they achieved this, a senior Mossad presents Lane with the 10th Person Theory.

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Nili Goldfein

Nili Goldfein

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Nili Goldfein is EVP Business Development & Marketing for NGG Global Consulting. With over 30 years in the field she is creating and running global business.